What is checked in a pre-trip inspection?
A basic DOT pre-trip inspection includes checking your fluid levels, leaks, tires, 5th wheel, brakes, clutch, shock absorbers, ball joints, kingpins, gauges, lights, and more. Once you’ve completed a check of your truck, you can log your DOT pre-trip inspection in your log books and be on your way.
What is the second thing you should do on a pre-trip inspection?
Next step for the pre-trip inspection is to check the side of the trailer and the tandems.
- Wall – Make sure the wall is not damaged.
- Lights – Lights should be on and flashing.
- Tires – Tires should be properly inflated and have decent tread.
- Hub seal – Make sure it’s not leaking and wiped with oil if transparent.
How do you test air brakes on a school bus?
Start the bus and let the air pressure build to at least 90 psi. Step on the brake pedal and put the bus into gear. Slowly take your foot off the brake and gently press the accelerator. The bus should not move.
How long should a pre-trip take?
Currently, there are no guidelines as to how long a pre-trip inspection should take. If you check everything you should be checking, a full inspection should take you approximately 30 to 50 minutes.
Where should you start when performing a walk around inspection?
Turn on parking, clearance, side-marker, and identification lights. Turn on right turn signal, and start walk-around inspection.