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16970 Hercules St., Hesperia, CA 92345
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16970 Hercules St., Hesperia, CA 92345
Send us mail
info@truckmastercdl.school
Phone Number
+1 (323) 337-7669
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Pre-trip inspection is always make questions for new learners: “What is a pre-trip inspection or his checklist?

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Pre-trip inspection is always make questions for new learners: “What is a pre-trip inspection or his checklist?

In professional work, we call it PTI. When you start a job, they always ask, Did you do PTI? When you do a pre-trip inspection, it is before you start to drive. CDL holders have to review operating vehicles. I’m going to give you a checklist; please take note of it for your own safety.

  • Front of the vehicle

  • Engine compliment

  • Wheels

  • Suspension system

  • Rear of the vehicle

    Passenger and driver doors

  • Tires

  • Lights

  • In cab inspection

 

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NOW we are going to start from the front of the vehicle:

Front of truck ( vehicle)

Inspection items usually include steering equipment.

Steering column or steering shaft: It has to be straight and not broken.

Steering box

  • Tie rod and control arms: must be straight
  • Drag link: always greasy
  • Pitman arm: cotter pins and caste nuts are present; the mount is secure and tight.

Engine compliment

  • Fluids: Power steering hoses and any tanks or reservoirs should all be securely mounted, and you have to be sure there are no leaks.
  • Alternator: The driver has to make sure wires and belts are properly connected.
  • Air compressors: Should be securely mounted and functional with no cracks or leaks.
  • Belts: no crack, no bent, and no more than one-half of an inch (½”) of play in good working condions.
  • Water pump: Pump hoses must be properly attached with no any leaks.