Prior Inspection

Has the last inspection been reviewed?

Are there any outstanding actions?

Safe Operation


Drives at appropriate speed for conditions

Keeps appropriate distance between vehicles

Changes lanes safely

Does not “Zig Zag”

Passes properly

Yields right of way

Drops 5 MPH through intersections

Stays out of blind spots & leaves an out

Turns from correct lane

No left turn from right side drive

Uses turn signals properly

Slows/Stops carefully (NO skidding)

Complete stop at signs/signals – waits 3 seconds

Obeys traffic laws

Uses seatbelt when required

Helpers off riding step when proceeding over 10 mph or more than ¼ mile distance

Parks properly


Backs only with NO other option

Helpers out of cab & off step while backing

Helpers directing truck while backing

Helpers kept in driver view while backing

NO backing from right side drive


Appropriate gloves

Required uniform

Eye protection

6” high work boots, laced all the way up

Reflective ANSI II vest/shirt outside vehicle

Hard hat when required

Professional Customer Standards

Leaves area clean

Notifies dispatch/super when repair is complete

Follows prescribed service procedures

Displays professional attitude with customer

Maintains professional appearance of equipment

Displays professional personal appearance

Safe Operation


NO evidence of scavenging/salvaging

Secures load (r/o chains, tarp)

Loads/unloads vehicle safety

Clear of hopper while operating/compacting

Mount/dismount (3pt contact)

Lifting technique (bends at knees)

Proper container handling

Lock out/tag out (when cleaning/clearing)

Vehicle Systems

Lighting (head, turn, brake, 4ways, tail, etc.)

Back up warning alarm & horn

Hopper/loading cycle/speed-up OK

Registration/insurance information current

Warning triangles & fire extinguishers

Condition of seatbelts

Clean mirrors & windows

Wipers & heater

Hand holds / steps on body safe / clean

Camera monitor / lens clean & functional

Clean in cab / front of body / front of blade

Cable / hook / safety / latch tie downs

Body / cab damage

Fluid leaks – where?

Tire condition (F-R/L, M-R/L, T-R/L)

Clutch/brake pedal pads

Door handles inside & out

Reflective body tape

Near Miss Identified

If yes for “Near Miss Identified”, complete a Near Miss Incident Reporting form

Observer comments, positive and corrective

Driver Signature
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Driver / Helper Signature
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Safety Director Signature
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Site Manager Signature
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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.