Pre-Trip & Brake Check You-Tube Help

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Charlie Mac's Comment
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Hello, I've watched quite a few pre-trip inspections on You-Tube & have noticed that some video's talk about certain aspects of the pre-trip/brake inspection & some talk about others. Does anyone know if there is a video(s) done properly that illustrates "accepted standard" or does the pre-trip vary by State agencies? I know in the Indiana BMV CDL manuel there was noted quite a few changes for pre-trip inspections after November of 2015. The video's with the most views have been posted for atleast a year. Should I be looking only for recent video's specifically for Indiana? Did all states adopt new changes at the end of last year? I'm sorry if I'm coming across as needy, I just don't want to embed my brain with bad information lol.

As always, Thank you for your contributions! thank-you.gif

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Bmv:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Not needy at all. Since you're testing in Indiana, you'll need to know what Indiana requires for their pre trip and how they want things described. For the most part, the majority of states are similar. I won't get into a full description because it would be lengthy but I could do a live pre trip that you could video next time I'm in town of you wanted.

Charlie Mac's Comment
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Not needy at all. Since you're testing in Indiana, you'll need to know what Indiana requires for their pre trip and how they want things described. For the most part, the majority of states are similar. I won't get into a full description because it would be lengthy but I could do a live pre trip that you could video next time I'm in town of you wanted.

Oh...my...God. That would be AMAZING!!!

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Not a problem. I've done it for a few people to help them out.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Plus, I'll explain various parts and such and you can take photos so you can memorize what they look like and what you're looking for in regards to problems. It'll just prepare you a bit more for school.

Charlie Mac's Comment
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Plus, I'll explain various parts and such and you can take photos so you can memorize what they look like and what you're looking for in regards to problems. It'll just prepare you a bit more for school.

Charlie Mac "likes" this. Lol. I'll shoot you a pm with my # and you can text me. I can meet you anywhere in the metro area.

Scott P.'s Comment
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Haha room for one more on that bandwagon ? I'm studying my pre trip and am in iowa, so if you ever stop here near des moines!!

Charlie Mac's Comment
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Does anyone have any leads on videos that are TT approved?

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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This is the one I used to study for MO. The parts are the same but will be in different places. I was WAY ahead of my class when I went to school.

Also.. I know MO changed the wording after I tested On the brake test. Basically they want to hear the word stabilize when discussing the gauges.

When you turn the truck on the gauges will increase and you wait for them to stabilize for the air tanks. When you push your foot on the pedal you release air initially... so you must wait for the gauges to stabilize once more Before doing the "I'm going to apply the service brake and should not lose more than 4 psi in one minute will you time me".

The reason for this is that as soon as you press the brake pedal it appears you are losing air in the brakes. You cannot time the air loss until after the gauges stabilize. Did I explain that properly?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EfW615ZnELE

Charlie Mac's Comment
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Did I explain that properly?

Articulated very well, thanks Rainy D.

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