Does driver have a current medical card?
Does driver have a current drivers license and proper endorsements to operate vehicle?
Driver license number and state
- doubles/triples Trailer
Does driver have any restrictions on his license and are they being followed
Is the drivers log book current?
Is the drivers log book legible, does the drivers log book reflect last change of duty and does the have the last 7 days of logs on there person?
1. The area under the engine is free of leaks ( oil, water, other fluids)
2. Oil cap present and secure?
Check the oil, coolant, brake and washer levels. Are they all within manufacturers parameters?
Is the serpentine belt snug and free from cracks or fraying?
Are all the hoses free from cracks, fraying or wear?
Is the truck cab clean and free of trash?
Are all paperwork storage boxes secured using seat belts or other restraints?
Is the fire extinguisher fully charged and secured?
Has the fire extinguisher been inspected, with marked tags, within the last month?
Are the emergency triangles present and stored correctly? (3)
Horn works properly?
Turning on the ignition, are all the gauges functioning properly?
Steering wheel is free from excessive play when turned side to side?
Turn signals, 4-way emergency flashers, brake, and high beam indicator lights are all working?
Is a copy of the vehicle registration and the company insurance in the glove box?
Is a copy of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation (green book) in the cab?
Is a copy of the Federal Motor Carrier Hazardous Materials Guide (orange book) in the cab?
Is the GVWR for the vehicle and the maximum towing capacity labeled on the dash?
Are the shipping papers readily available to the driver and include the MSDS sheet?
If the load is placardable, does the driver have the proper endorsement on his license?
Apply the parking brake. Does it hold when putting the vehicle in drive and pulling against it?
Move the vehicle forward and apply the brake. Does it grab firmly with no slipping?
Is there any air leaks in the system?
On the battery, are the posts tight and free of corrosion?
All Total Safety required markings are clear and visible?
All windows are clean and free of cracks that might impair the drivers ability to see?
All the mirrors are clean and free of cracks that might impair the drivers ability to see?
Windshield wipers are clean with no dry rot or cracks that would impair their functionality?
Wiper arms are in good condition?
The body of the truck shows no damage? (Any damage must be reported IMMEDIATELY)
Using a tire gauge, check the tires for proper inflation. Are they within specifications?
Are the tires free of excessive wear and do they have the correct tread depth?
Are all the lugs on the tires tight?
Are all the rims in good condition with no bends or cracks?
Is the spare tire secured underneath the vehicle and in good condition?
All lights ( turn, 4- way, brake, running, low beams, high beams, and license plate) functioning properly?
Are all placard holders in good condition and clearly visible?
Tow hitch is firmly secured to frame?
Electrical wires are in good condition with no cuts or frays?
Electrical coupling for the trailer shows no corrosion and protective cover is fully in place?
Is the bed free of debris and are all containers properly stored?
Does vehicle have a bed net? Is it being used?
Does the vehicle have a set of chock blocks?
If a ball hitch, is the proper size ball set for the trailer? ( if trailer is being utilized)
Is the ball made outside the US? If so, is it rated for the trailer that is to be pulled?
If a 5th wheel, do the locking jaws close fully?
If a 5th wheel, is the platform free of cracks and other damage?
If a 5th wheel, is the platform sufficiently greased to allow smooth sliding of the skid plate?
If a 5th wheel, do the locking pins work properly?
Is all equipment secured properly with keeper pins or proper straps?
Is there any damage to vehicle
Is vehicle safe to operate?