Pre-Trip Inspection Bonus Points

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Cantankerous Amicus's Comment
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I’ve been wanting to ask the community here about parts of the truck that could get a person a bonus score on the pre-trip inspection exam. These would be parts that don’t normally get mentioned during an average exam but might be worth sharing here. As someone considering running in a married team, and out of respect for all parties involved in the aforementioned married team, I won’t say who identified these parts of the truck while studying and practicing for the PTI, but I will share them all the same – for posterity, of course.

- wheel hub fuel plate

- air brake fluid

- trailer drives

Blinker fluid goes without saying and results in no bonus, but something like the lug nut fuse definitely would result in a bonus. What are some unusual parts of the truck that you have seen pointed out?

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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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There's the timeless Flux Capacitor

Muffler Bearings

For the older diesel: Smoke Sifter

Wild-Bill's Comment
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The first thing I check is the self actuating left handed framastat. Which is directly behind the Fetzer valve.

Wild-Bill's Comment
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My OTR trainer wanted me to check the slack adjuster and push rod on our disk brake truck. He thought it was hilarious.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Turtle's Comment
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Must check the permit book for FL sailboat fuel transportation permit.

PackRat's Comment
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Tire Chains Permit

Chief Brody's Comment
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Must check the permit book for FL sailboat fuel transportation permit.

You might appreciate this video:

Naive Trooper Sailboat Fuel

Cantankerous Amicus's Comment
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Must check the permit book for FL sailboat fuel transportation permit.

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You might appreciate this video:

Naive Trooper Sailboat Fuel

Pop-quizzed the peanut gallery. Got this response:

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Sailboat fuel is pressurized air, isn't it? You have to have placards for that?!

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She is already registered on this forum but hasn't posted anything yet. I suspect a day of reckoning is headed my way.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Pop-quizzed the peanut gallery. Got this response:

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Sailboat fuel is pressurized air, isn't it? You have to have placards for that?!

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She is already registered on this forum but hasn't posted anything yet. I suspect a day of reckoning is headed my way.

OH MY GOSH!! That is too funny! confused.gifrofl-3.gifrofl-1.gif

Turtle's Comment
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You might appreciate this video:

Ha! That's funny.

You have to have placards for that?!

Yeah, it's the clear placard.

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