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Pre-Trip Inspection – Brake Check

Parking Brake Check

Hydraulic Brake Check

Air Brake System Check

For air brake equipped vehicles, the proper procedures for inspecting the air brake system are as follows:

Test Air Leakage Rate (Static check)

Test Air Brake System for Leaks

Test Low Pressure Warning Alarm and/or Signal

Check that the Spring Brakes Activate Automatically

Check Rate of Air Pressure Buildup

Test Foot (Service) Brakes


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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 (for Bobtail trucks)


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