1. Walk around the vehicle and check for any obvious damage
Drivers should walk around the entire vehicle and look for any signs of damage. If they notice any damage, they should report it to their supervisor.
2. Check the tires for proper inflation and wear
Drivers should check the tire pressure and look for signs of wear or damage. They should also make sure that the tires are properly aligned.
3. Look under the vehicle for leaks or signs of fluid accumulation
Drivers should look under the vehicle for any evidence of fluid leaks. They should also check for any accumulation of debris or dirt that could indicate a leak.
4. Check all lights and reflectors on the vehicle
Drivers should check all of the lights and reflectors on the vehicle to make sure they are working properly. They should also check to make sure that all lenses are clean and unobstructed.
5. Inspect the brakes for wear or damage
Drivers should inspect the brakes for any signs of wear or damage. They should also check to make sure that all brake pads are in good condition.
6. Test the steering mechanism
Drivers should test the steering mechanism to make sure it is working properly. They should also check to make sure that there is no excessive play in the steering wheel.
7. Check engine oil level and condition
Drivers should check the engine oil level and condition to make sure it is within safe limits. They should also look for any evidence of leakage or contamination.
8. Check transmission fluid level
Drivers should check the transmission fluid level to make sure it is within safe limits. They should also look for any evidence of leakage or contamination.
9. Inspect windshield wipers and washer fluid reservoir
Drivers should inspect the windshield wipers and washer fluid reservoir to ensure they are both in good condition and have adequate levels of fluid.
10. Make sure cargo is properly secured
Drivers should inspect their cargo to make sure it is secured properly. If it is not, they may be liable for damages in case of an accident.