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Step 5: Perform Walk-Around Inspection (continued)

Right Side

Right front:

Check all items as done on left front.

  • Primary and secondary safety cab locks engaged (if cab-over-engine design).
  • Right fuel tank(s):
    • Securely mounted, not damaged or leaking.
    • Fuel crossover line secure.
    • Tank(s) contain enough fuel.
    • Cap(s) on and secure.
Condition of visible parts:
  • Rear of engine - not leaking.
  • Transmission - not leaking.
  • Exhaust system - secure, not leaking, not touching wires, fuel or air lines.
  • Frame and cross members - no bends, cracks.
  • Air lines and electrical wiring - secured against snagging, rubbing, wearing.
  • Spare tire carrier or rack not damaged (if equipped).
  • Spare tire and/or wheel securely mounted in rack.
  • Spare tire and wheel adequate (proper size, properly inflated).
Cargo securement (trucks):
  • Cargo properly blocked, braced, tied, chained, etc
  • Header board adequate, secure (if required)
  • Side boards, stakes strong enough, free of damage, properly set in place (if equipped)
  • Canvas or tarp (if required) properly secured to prevent tearing, billowing or blocking of mirrors.
  • If oversize, all required signs (flags, lamps, reflectors) must be safely and properly mounted and all required permits in driverʼs possession.
  • Curbside cargo compartment doors securely closed, latched/locked; required security seals in place.

Right Rear

  • Condition of wheels and rims - no missing, bent, broken spacers, studs, clamps, lugs.
  • Condition of tires - properly inflated, valve stems and caps OK, no serious cuts, bulges, tread wear, tires not rubbing each other and nothing stuck between them.
  • Tires same type (i.e., not mixed radial and bias types).
  • Tires evenly matched (same sizes).
  • Wheel bearing/seals not leaking.
Suspension:
  • Condition of spring(s), spring hangers, shackles and U-bolts.
  • Axle secure.
  • Powered axle(s) not leaking lube (gear oil).
  • Condition of torque rod arms, bushings.
  • Condition of shock absorber(s).
  • If retractable axle-equipped, check condition of lift mechanism; if air-powered, check for leaks.
Brakes:
  • Brake adjustment.
  • Condition of brake drum(s).
  • Condition of hoses - look for any wear due to rubbing.
Lights and reflectors:
  • Side-marker lights clean, operating and proper color (red at rear, others amber).
  • Side-marker reflectors clean and proper color (red at rear, others amber).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Review Questions - Click On The Picture To Begin...

Which of the following is not an item you check on the suspension?
  • Shackles
  • Holdbacks
  • U-Bolts
  • Spring hangers

Quote From The CDL Manual:

Suspension:

- Condition of spring(s), spring hangers, shackles and U-bolts.
- Axle secure.
- Powered axle(s) not leaking lube (gear oil).
- Condition of torque rod arms, bushings.
- Condition of shock absorber(s).
- If retractable axle-equipped, check condition of lift mechanism; if air-powered, check for leaks.

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What should you check for on an exhaust system?
  • Make sure it is secure
  • Make sure it is not touching wires
  • All of these answers are correct
  • Make sure it's not touching any air lines

Quote From The CDL Manual:

- Exhaust system - secure, not leaking, not touching wires, fuel or air lines.

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Air lines and electrical wiring should be secured against:
  • All of these answers are correct
  • Snagging
  • Wearing
  • Rubbing

Quote From The CDL Manual:

Air lines and electrical wiring - secured against snagging, rubbing, wearing.

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