Driver inspection

  • Driver in possession of current and valid driver license

  • Driver license number

  • Driver license state

  • Driver in possession of previous seven (7) days of logs?

  • Any hours of service violations?

  • Any violations of form and manner?

  • Inspect driver's door folder

  • Hazmat shipping papers

  • Emergency Response Guide (128)

  • Hazmat Authority

  • Insurance Card

  • Cab Card

  • Overweight Permit

Hazardous Material Inspection

  • Placards present, properly marked and clean

  • Free from Leaks, spills and unsecured cargo

  • Appropriately marked shut-offs and emergency equipment

Vehicle Inspection

Front of tractor

  • Required Lamps are present, serviceable and of the proper color.

  • Windshield serviceable and free of cracks and glazing materials

  • Windshield wipers present and functioning

Left side of tractor

Front left wheel and tire

  • Free from loose or damaged lugs and does not have an elongated hole.

  • Wheel free of cracks, missing lugs and is not bent

  • Free of lubricant leaks and is not missing caps or plugs

  • Valve stem free from leakage and is properly inflated

  • Tire is not re-grooved, has the proper tread depth, does not contact any part of the vehicle and has no visible defects.

  • Tire is fit for use as a steering axle tire.

Rear of cab

  • Retro tape present, serviceable and according to guidelines

  • Hose fittings serviceable.

Left saddle tank area

Fuel Tank

  • Properly mounted and free from damage

  • Free from leaks or loose/missing caps

  • Gas cap is properly positioned.

Exhaust System

  • Securely mounted with no leakage under the cab

  • Free from excessive carbon around seams and clamps

  • Does not come in contact with electrical wiring.

  • Retro reflective sheeting is present and serviceable.

Left rear tractor area

Wheels, rims, hubs and tires

  • Free from loose or damaged lugs and does not have any elongated holes.

  • Wheels free of cracks, missing lugs and are not bent

  • Free of lubricant leaks and is not missing caps or plugs

  • Valve stems are free from leakage and tires are properly inflated

  • Inside duals are inflated and in general good condition.

  • No debris found between duals and tires do not touch each other or any part of the vehicle.

  • Retro reflective sheeting is present and serviceable.

Lower Fifth Wheel

  • Is securely mounted with no damaged or missing parts

  • No visible spacing between the upper and lower fifth wheel plates

  • Locking jaws are securely around the shank and not the head of the kingpin.

  • Release lever is seated properly and the safety latch is engaged.

Upper Fifth Wheel

  • There is no visible damage to the weight bearing plate nor loose or missing bolts.

Sliding Fifth Wheel.

  • Locking mechanism is properly engaged.

  • The tractor frame rails do not contact the landing gear and have no worn or missing parts.

Left side of trailer

Frame and body

  • No corrosion fatigue, cracked cross members, no cracks in frame and no missing or defective body parts

  • Retro reflective sheeting is present and serviceable.

Condition of hoses

  • Air hoses are suspended, free from chafing and free from sliding tandems

Left rear trailer wheels

Wheels, rims, hubs and tires

  • Free from loose or damaged lugs and does not have any elongated holes.

  • Wheels free of cracks, missing lugs and are not bent

  • Free of lubricant leaks and is not missing caps or plugs

  • Valve stems are free from leakage and tires are properly inflated

  • Inside duals are inflated and in general good condition.

  • No debris found between duals and tires do not touch each other or any part of the vehicle.

  • Retro reflective sheeting is present and serviceable.

Sliding tandem

  • Properly aligned and positioned

  • No damaged, worn or missing parts.

  • Handle is in the locked position and secured

Rear of trailer

Lights and signals

  • Tail lights and LP lamp are serviceable and functioning.

  • Stop lamps and turn signals are serviceable and functioning.

  • ID marker lamps and clearance lamps are serviceable and functioning.

  • ABS lamp (if equipped) is serviceable and functioning.

Under-ride protection and retro tape.

  • Under-ride protection is not damaged and is within ground limits

  • Retro reflective sheeting is present on under ride and rear of trailer.

Right rear trailer wheels

Wheels, rims, hubs and tires

  • Free from loose or damaged lugs and does not have any elongated holes.

  • Wheels free of cracks, missing lugs and are not bent

  • Free of lubricant leaks and is not missing caps or plugs

  • Valve stems are free from leakage and tires are properly inflated

  • Valve stems are free from leakage and tires are properly inflated

  • Inside duals are inflated and in general good condition.

  • No debris found between duals and tires do not touch each other or any part of the vehicle.

  • Retro reflective sheeting is present and serviceable.

Sliding tandem

  • Properly aligned and positioned

  • No damaged, worn or missing parts.

  • Handle is in the locked position and secured

Right side of trailer

Frame and body

  • No corrosion fatigue, cracked cross members, no cracks in frame and no missing or defective body parts

  • Retro reflective sheeting is present and serviceable.

  • Spare tire is securely mounted

Condition of hoses

  • Air hoses are suspended, free from chafing and free from sliding tandems

Right rear tractor area

Wheels, rims, hubs and tires

  • Free from loose or damaged lugs and does not have any elongated holes.

  • Wheels free of cracks, missing lugs and are not bent

  • Free of lubricant leaks and is not missing caps or plugs

  • Valve stems are free from leakage and tires are properly inflated

  • Inside duals are inflated and in general good condition.

  • No debris found between duals and tires do not touch each other or any part of the vehicle.

  • Retro reflective sheeting is present and serviceable.

Lower Fifth Wheel

  • Is securely mounted with no damaged or missing parts

  • No visible spacing between the upper and lower fifth wheel plates

  • Locking jaws are securely around the shank and not the head of the kingpin.

  • Release lever is seated properly and the safety latch is engaged.

Upper Fifth Wheel

  • There is no visible damage to the weight bearing plate nor loose or missing bolts.

Sliding Fifth Wheel.

  • Locking mechanism is properly engaged.

  • The tractor frame rails do not contact the landing gear and have no worn or missing parts.

Right side of tractor

Right saddle tank area

Fuel Tank

  • Properly mounted and free from damage

  • Free from leaks or loose/missing caps

  • Gas cap is properly positioned.

Exhaust System

  • Securely mounted with no leakage under the cab

  • Free from excessive carbon around seams and clamps

  • Does not come in contact with electrical wiring.

  • Retro reflective sheeting is present and serviceable.

Front right wheel and tire

  • Free from loose or damaged lugs and does not have an elongated hole.

  • Wheel free of cracks, missing lugs and is not bent

  • Free of lubricant leaks and is not missing caps or plugs

  • Valve stem free from leakage and is properly inflated

  • Tire is not re-grooved, has the proper tread depth, does not contact any part of the vehicle and has no visible defects.

  • Tire is fit for use as a steering axle tire.

Required brake system warning devices.

  • ABS malfunction lamp (if equipped) is functioning correctly

Low air pressure warning devices

  • Low air pressure warning light is functioning.

  • Low air pressure warning buzzer is functioning.

Air loss rate (with air pressure above 80)

  • Air pressure remains the same after brake application.

  • No audible air leaks during brake application.

Steering wheel lash

Trailer Front

Air and electrical lines.

  • Air lines are free from chafing against any part of the vehicle.

  • Air lines have sufficient slack for turning.

  • Lines are not crimped, have not been spliced and have no audible air leaks.

Lights, inspections and emergency warnings

  • All required lighting is functioning properly

  • Vehicle inspection and tank inspection are current

  • Emergency operation stickers are present and clean.

  • Steering wheel lash does not exceed the maximum allowance as per CVSA.

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