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Pre-Trip Inspection – Cab Check and Engine Start

Clutch and Gearshift Check, Engine Start

Oil Pressure Gauge

Temperature Gauge

Ammeter, Voltmeter

Air and Vacuum Gauge


Mirrors and Windshield

Emergency Equipment

Steering Play

Wipers and Washers

Lighting Indicators


Heater and Defroster

Safety Belt

Lights and Reflectors

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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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