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What does the pre-trip inspection exam include?

You will be expected to be able to perform a complete pre-trip inspection on your vehicle, including both in-cab & external features, as well as the engine compartment.

Fluids, belts, brakes, air brakes, and lights are some of the main components to the test.

The pre-trip inspection will ensure that the vehicle that you are operating is safe and road-worthy to drive.

The In-cab pre-trip inspection:

This section will demonstrate that you know how to check that all in-cab functions are operational, including lights, gauges, etc., and ESPECIALLY the air brakes.

Video - PreTrip Inspection - Interior Cab

This video shows how to do an in-cab pre-trip inspection

Video - Srtda in cab pre trip and brake test

This video shows how to do an in-cab pre-trip inspection and brake test.

The External pre-trip inspection:

You will be expected to check lights, tires, rims, fluids, belts, etc. Generally, all the components on the outside of the truck & trailer, including the engine compartment.

Video - Heavy Metal Truck Training Pretrip Inspection

This video shows how to do a pre-trip inspection of a tractor trailer.

Pre-trip checklist, practice exams, and memory aids:

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