1. Tires and Wheels
Tires must have proper inflation and tread depth to ensure traction and stability during the journey.
Verify the functionality of both service and parking brakes, addressing any abnormalities in brake pedal response or air pressure.
3. Steering System
Inspect the steering components for wear and proper function, including the steering wheel, linkage, and power steering system.
4. Suspension System
Examine the suspension system, including leaf springs, shock absorbers, and airbags, to maintain a smooth and controlled ride.
5. Lights and Reflectors
Ensure that all lights, indicators, and reflectors are operational to enhance visibility and promote safety, especially during night travel.
6. Exhaust System
Check the exhaust system for leaks and secure connections to prevent harmful fumes from entering the cabin.
7. Fuel System
Inspect the fuel tank, lines, and connections for leaks, ensuring a consistent and safe fuel supply.
8. Coupling Devices
Test the coupling devices, such as fifth wheels and pintle hooks, to ensure a secure connection between the truck and its trailer.
9. Emergency Equipment
Verify the presence and functionality of emergency equipment, such as fire extinguishers, warning triangles, and first aid kits.
10. Other Essential Items
This category includes the inspection of the windshield, mirrors, horn, wipers, and seatbelt, which are crucial for the driver's visibility and safety.