- 1 What is checked in a pre-trip inspection?
- 2 How many points do you need to pass a CDL pre-trip inspection?
- 3 How long should a pre-trip take?
- 4 Are pre trips required?
- 5 What is the second thing you should do on a pre-trip inspection?
- 6 When you do a walk around inspection you should check?
- 7 What three kinds of emergency equipment must you have?
- 8 Is hitting a cone an automatic fail?
- 9 What do DOT officers look for?
- 10 Do you have to show a pre-trip and post-trip?
- 11 What is the difference between pre-trip and post-trip?
- 12 What thing should you check during a trip?
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.
How many points do you need to pass a CDL pre-trip inspection?
The highest score possible is 80 points. The pre-trip inspection presents 15 defects, five of which are worth 12 points and 10 of which are worth four points. The highest score possible is 100 points. The skills test challenges drivers with six obstacles, or “problems,” each of which are worth up to 50 points.
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.
Are pre trips required?
It’s the Law They’re required under federal law. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires pre-trip inspections before each haul. The driver must be satisfied that all parts are in good working order. So a driver taking a multi-day trip must perform an inspection each day.
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.
When you do a walk around inspection you should check?
25. What are some things you should check on the front of your vehicle when doing the walk-around inspection?
- Low beams, high beams, four way flashers, turn signals.
- Tires, steering parts, suspension parts, headlights.
- None of these.
- Windshield, wipers, mirrors, hood latches.
- Oil, transmission, air compressor, radiator.
What three kinds of emergency equipment must you have?
What three kinds of emergency equipment must you have? Spare electrical fuses, three red reflective triangles, properly charged and rated fire extinguisher.
Is hitting a cone an automatic fail?
The first foot from the cone is zero points, the second foot is 4 points, the third foot is 8 points, and anything over that is an automatic fail. Hitting the cone would also be a fail. Exceeding the Speed Limit Speeding is an automatic fail.
What do DOT officers look for?
The DOT official will inspect the driver’s documents including license, medical certificates, logs, HOS documentation, inspection reports, and Hazmat endorsements. The driver will also be checked to make sure they aren’t under the influence of any drugs, alcohol, or any other hazardous material.
Do you have to show a pre-trip and post-trip?
Daily, a Pre-Trip Inspection and a Post-Trip inspection of the tractor and trailer is required by DOT and THIS CAN ONLY BE DONE WHILE “ON DUTY”.
What is the difference between pre-trip and post-trip?
A good pre-trip inspection keeps the driver from leaving your facility with a vehicle that has an existing problem. A good post-trip inspection gives the shop time to react to a problem that has been identified and to correct it before the truck goes back out on the road.
What thing should you check during a trip?
2. What things should you check during a trip? instruments, air pressure gauge, temp gauge, pressure gauge, ammeter/voltmeter, mirrors, tires, cargo/ cargo covers, lights. You just studied 85 terms!