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Pre-Trip Inspection – External Cab/Bus

Steering

Steering Box and Hoses

Steering Linkage

Suspension

Springs, Air

Mounts

Shock Absorbers

Brakes

Slack Adjusters

Brake Chambers

Brake Hoses and Lines

Drum Brake or Rotor

Brake Linings

Wheels

Rims

Tires

Hub Oil Seals, Axle Seals

Lug Nuts

Spacers

Side of Vehicle

Doors and Mirrors

Fuel Tank

Battery and Battery Box

Drive Shaft

Exhaust System

Frame

Rear of Vehicle

Splash Guards

Doors, Ties and Lifts

Tractor, Coupling

Air and Electric Lines

Catwalk

Mounting Bolts

Locking Jaws

Platform (fifth wheel)

Release Arm (fifth wheel)

Kingpin, Apron and Gap

Locking Pins (fifth wheel)


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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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