PRE TRIP INSPECTION

 

Pre Trip Inspection

This is a valuable tool for truck driver’s salary to be very high. If your truck is running right then you will be able to drive more hours, and earn more money. You will be tested on this during your CDL exam. This is the first thing a truck driver does to begin his day. If you want to earn a big truck driver salary you will ensure that your vehicle is operating at peak performance! So study this, and burn it into your memory. Then do it every day so you can earn a hugh truck driver salary.

CDL PRE-TRIP INSPECTION

MEMORY AID

ENGINE COMPARTMENT

TRACTOR COUPLING AREA

any leaks air/electric lines

oil level catwalk

power steering fluid splash guards

air compressor

coolant level COUPLING

water pump mounting bolts

alternator locking jaws

platform

SCHOOL BUS/TRUCK/TRACTOR

release arm

STEERING kingpin/apron

steering box sliding 5

 

th wheel (locking pins)

steering linkage

REAR SUSPENSION

FRONT SUSPENSION springs/air

springs/air mounts

mounts shocks/torsion

shocks

REAR BRAKE

FRONT BRAKE slack adjustor

slack adjustor chamber

chamber hose/line

hose/line drum

drum/disc

REAR WHEEL

FRONT WHEEL rim

rim tire

tire hub seal

hub seal lug nuts

lug nuts (spacer)

SIDE/UNDER VEHICLE REAR OF TRUCK/SCHOOL BUS

door/mirror splash guards

fuel tank doors/ties (truck)

fuel leaks

drive shaft SCHOOL BUS ONLY

exhaust system passenger entry/lift

frame emergency exits/seating

student lights/stop arm

TRAILER LIGHTS/REFLECTORS

TRAILER FRONT clearance

air/electric connection head

header board tail

turn signals

SIDE OF TRAILER 4-ways

landing gear brakes

door/ties reflectors

frame

COACH/TRANSIT BUS

WHEEL PASSENGER ITEMS

rim passenger entry

tire emergency exits

hub seal seating

lug nuts

(spacer) DRIVER/ENTRY

doors/mirrors

SUSPENSION

springs/air FRONT SUSPENSION/BRAKE

mounts level/air leak

BRAKES FRONT WHEEL

slack adjustor rim

chamber tire

hoses/lines hub oil seal

drum lug nuts

REAR OF TRAILER

 

SIDE OF VEHICLE

doors/ties fuel tank

splash guards compartments

CAB CHECK/ENGINE START REAR WHEEL

clutch/gearshift rim

air pressure gauge tire

oil pressure gauge hub oil seal

ammeter/voltmeter lug nuts

mirrors/windshield (spacer)

emergency equipment

steering play REAR SUSPENSION/BRAKE

wipers level/air leaks

lighting indicators

horn(s)

heater/defroster

parking brake check

airbrake check (loss/warn/valve

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