Pre-Trip Inspection - My Way! A Must See!

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Tractor Man's Comment
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OMG.......We've got ourselves a "Geekfest" brewing! You guys are great, I can struggle my way around a computer, kinda jealous of your type!

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Rick S.'s Comment
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OMG.......We've got ourselves a "Geekfest" brewing! You guys are great, I can struggle my way around a computer, kinda jealous of your type!

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Don't be - why do you think WE want to DRIVE TRUCKS.

From a trucking perspective - I found my experience as a MECHANIC, gets me way further than as a computer geek.

Rick

Rick S.'s Comment
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Need to fix this - just for accuracy...

The PITMAN ARM is the part that attaches to the STEERING BOX and extends down. What it connects to is the DRAG LINK. This transmits the motion of the STEERING ARM (drags) to the DRAG LINK. The DRAG LINK is attached to the wheel/hub assembly at the STEERING ARM, and is what actually turns the wheel. The TIE ROD is what connects (ties) the DRIVERS SIDE wheel/hub assembly to the PASSENGER SIDE wheel/hub assembly.

The PITMAN ARM is the part that attaches to the STEERING BOX and extends down. What it connects to is the DRAG LINK. This transmits the motion of the PITMAN ARM via the DRAG LINK to the STEERING KNUCKLE ARM (by DRAGGING the steering arm). The DRAG LINK is attached to the wheel/hub assembly at the STEERING KNUCKLE ARM, and is what actually turns the wheel, by pivoting the wheel/hub assembly on the KINGPIN. The TIE ROD is what connects (ties) the DRIVERS SIDE wheel/hub (Steering ARM) assembly to the PASSENGER SIDE wheel/hub (Steering Arm) assembly.

Rick

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey folks, I just wanted to let you know that we now have a PDF version of Daniel's Pre-Trip Inspection and you can find it in our Pre-Trip Inspection Study Guide or you can find it here directly:

Daniel's Pre-Trip Inspection in PDF

Enjoy!

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.

Big Scott's Comment
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Hey folks, I just wanted to let you know that we now have a PDF version of Daniel's Pre-Trip Inspection and you can find it in our Pre-Trip Inspection Study Guide or you can find it here directly:

Daniel's Pre-Trip Inspection in PDF

Enjoy!

Thank you so much for this.

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.

Cornelius A.'s Comment
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Thannnnkkk you so very much .... have started sharing with my clients and they are so appreciative.... way to go.

millionmiler24's Comment
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Warning though, if you get an instructor with a Pete or KW, a few things will be different. Fifth wheel has no visible locking pins, water pump and alternator are basically opposite the cascadia, and the coolant reservoir is in a different place. Know the truck and trailer you will be testing on. Unrelated but remember turning radius is not nearly as tight on the Pete's and KWs as the cascadia, got me the first time I backed it up

Volvo's also have a very tight turning radius.

millionmiler24's Comment
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Thanks so much Daniel B Awesome Pre-Trip, This was the part of the tests I was worried about the most. and again I find what I needed here on TT as so many others Thanks Again

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When I get my CDL back, this (pre-trip) plus backing will be what I am most worried about also. There is a lot to remember. If I remember correctly from my first time through, the proper pre-trip is a 108 point inspection, right? In other words there are 108 things you have to know to be able to pass and not even one can be missed or its an auto-fail, right? Please correct me if I am wrong.

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Ok we have another new item to present. Last time I mentioned we have the entire version of this pre-trip-inspection available in a printable PDF document. We now have an entire pre-trip-inspection checklist available and it's also a printable PDF document! So now you can print out the entire pre-trip or the entire checklist. You can find them here:

We have one more release coming, and that's going to be a much nicer looking PDF version of the pre-trip-inspection. So you'll have a pre-trip-inspection PDF for viewing, a barebones version of the pre-trip-inspection PDF for printing, and a barebones pre-trip checklist PDF for printing. I'll update you when the pretty version is ready.

Thanks!

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.

Michael C.'s Comment
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im in cdl training now - ( just ended wk 4 of 10wks. ) THE Pre -trip scares me! THAT is alot of information to swallow in a short time frame. not to mention each truck is DIFFERENT . whos' to say your gona have the same type truck when you start with a company? granted all these companies have you go thru training with a trainer so he's gona be refreshing stuff to you and you can ask questions.. but damn they damn near want you to be a mechanic and driver! lol .. shocked.png

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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