Vehicle Inspections: Tractor Trailers Driver Handbook



Vehicle Inspections: Tractor Trailers

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Vehicle Inspections: Tractor Trailers

Running Time: 42:03

Successful commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers must do all they can to avoid accidents, roadside breakdowns, and lost road time due to poor vehicle condition. Conducting vehicle inspections helps drivers keep their vehicles in good working order. Routine vehicle inspections enable drivers to discover unsafe conditions before they cause accidents or crashes, find mechanical problems before they lead to costly breakdowns on the road, prevent being placed out of service during a roadside inspection, and avoid being subject to infractions and fines that affect productivity and profits.

Even though the reasons for conducting vehicle inspections are compelling, chances are that some of your newer drivers (and, unfortunately, even seasoned drivers) are not conducting the kind of inspections they should be. It may be because they don’t have an inspection process down pat yet, or it may be because they’ve gotten complacent. Whatever the reason, when drivers neglect their responsibility to conduct thorough vehicle inspections, it’s both costly and risky.

This program is designed to help drivers conduct proper pre-trip, on-the-road, and post-trip inspections on standard CMVs.

After training with Vehicle Inspections: Tractor Trailers, drivers will be able to:

  • Conduct a thorough pre-trip inspection
  • Explain when an on-the-road inspection needs to be done, and how to complete one
  • Complete a proper post-trip inspection
  • Explain when a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) is required, and how to complete one
  • Discuss the importance of using the same inspection routine every time they drive
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