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Pre-Trip Inspection – Engine Compartment

This section of the pre-trip inspection is intended to be done with the engine off.

Check for Leaks, Condition of Hoses

Oil Level

Coolant Level

Power Steering Fluid

Engine Compartment Belts

If any of the components mentioned above are not belt driven, you must make sure that the component(s) are operating properly, are not damaged or leaking and are mounted securely.

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The Five (5) Components of the Pre-Trip Inspection

  1. Engine Compartment

  2. Cab Check and Engine Start

  3. Brake Check

  4. External Cab

  5. Trailer

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