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Pre-Trip Inspection Checklist

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Tires

  • __ Check air pressure
  • __ Check wear patterns
  • __ Check the tread
  • __ Check for any damage
  • __ Check valve stems
  • __ Check for mismatched tire sizes

Wheels and Rims

  • __ Check for any damage
  • __ Check for rust
  • __ Check for missing parts
  • __ Check lock rings
  • __ Check all welding repairs

Brake Drums and Shoes

  • __ Check for cracks
  • __ Check for oil, grease or brake fluid on shoes and pads
  • __ Check shoes for wear

Steering System

  • __ Checking for missing parts
  • __ Check for broke, bent or loose parts
  • __ Check power steering equipment and fluid levels
  • __ Check steering wheel play

Suspension System

  • __ Check spring hangers
  • __ Check leaf springs
  • __ Check torque rod, u-bolts, spring hangers, axle positioning parts
  • __ Check air suspension
  • __ Check frame

Exhaust System

  • __ Check exhaust pipes, mufflers, tailpipes, vertical stacks
  • __ Check brackets
  • __ Check leaking

Emergency Equipment

  • __ Must have fire extinguisher
  • __ Must have spare electrical fuses
  • __ Must have warning devices (orange triangles or flares)
  • __ Review last DVIR

Check engine compartment

  • __ Engine oil level
  • __ Coolant level
  • __ Radiator hoses
  • __ Power steering fluid
  • __ Power steering hoses
  • __ Battery fluid level, connections, tie downs
  • __ Auto transmission fluid level
  • __ Belts for tightness and wear
  • __ For leaks in engine compartment
  • __ For cracked or worn electrical wiring
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