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External Inspection (All Vehicles) - continued

Side of Vehicle

Door(s)/Mirror(s)

  • Check that door(s) are not damaged and that they open and close properly from the outside.
  • Hinges should be secure with seals intact.
  • Check that mirror(s) and mirror brackets are not damaged and are mounted securely with no loose fittings.

Fuel Tank

  • Check that tank(s) are secure, cap(s) are tight and that there are no leaks from tank(s) or lines.

Battery/Box

  • Wherever located, see that battery(s) are secure, connections are tight and cell caps are present.
  • Battery connections should not show signs of excessive corrosion.
  • Battery box and cover or door must be secure.

Drive Shaft

  • See that drive shaft is not bent or cracked.
  • Couplings should be secure and free of foreign objects.

Exhaust System

  • Check system for damage and signs of leaks, such as rust or carbon soot.
  • System should be connected tightly and mounted securely.

Frame

  • Look for cracks, broken welds, holes or other damage to the longitudinal frame members, cross members, box and floor.

Rear of Vehicle

Splash Guards

  • If equipped, check that splash guards or mud flaps are not damaged and are mounted securely.

Doors/Ties/Lifts

  • Check that doors and hinges are not damaged and that they open, close and latch properly from the outside, if equipped.
  • Ties, straps, chains and binders must also be secure.
  • If equipped with a cargo lift, look for leaking, damaged or missing parts and explain how it should be checked for correct operation.
  • Lift must be fully retracted and latched securely.

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When doing a pre-trip inspection, what should you check on the battery box?

  • All these are correct
  • Battery box and cover or door must be secure
  • Battery connections should not show signs of excessive corrosion
  • Battery(s) are secure, connections are tight and cell caps are present

Battery/Box

  • Wherever located, see that battery(s) are secure, connections are tight and cell caps are present.
  • Battery connections should not show signs of excessive corrosion.
  • Battery box and cover or door must be secure.
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