Pre-Trip / Inter-Trip And Post-Trip Inspection Images

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Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Hello, all. When I attended CDL school, I learned the full ritualistic rote repetition of the pre-trip mantra to please the inspectors. I believe in the content, as the rules are (at least at face value) designed to protect not only the motoring public but truck drivers as well. That said, I never really knew what I was looking for, having an idea of what it SHOULD look like.

After a couple of run ins with coworkers accusing me of making stuff up to avoid handling loads, I began to capture images of what I was listing on DVIR's as needing repairs. I put that information together into a pdf file, and would be willing to share the information with anyone that is interested. It addresses not only van trailer issues, but some Intermodal container issues as well. I put this together as a training boost for drivers we have that are new to our company, all having at least 10 months experience elsewhere, with varying levels of inspection willingness / ability / knowledge.

Not sure I can put a pdf in here, so I would need to upload individual images. I have photos related to container securement, brake inspections, wheel seal leaks, undercarriage and structural issues, lighting and tires, etc. Let me know if there is an interest.

Thanks for looking.

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.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yeah, email it to me at brett@truckingtruth.com and I'll have a look.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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On its way. The presentation is not an exhaustive overview of an inspection. It was created to fill in gaps noted in the pre-trips done by experienced drivers new to our outfit. Thanks...

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