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

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Daniel B.'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

Take it one at a time. Youll get it.

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.
Michael C.'s Comment
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my school made a dvd on the whole pre-trip.. I Spent an hour watching it twice... thus far.. to help me.. i told my teacher earlier this week i got the engine bay down to 6.5 mins he looked at me not enough . I said well - ya know that was alot better then i was before ! ATLEAST IM TRYIN. fudge! damnit .. he's 30 yrs experienced be hind the wheel .. of course its easy for him. he'd probably do it with his eyes closed if you asked him to . says he can do it in 16mins. front to back.. all i'm saying is atleast im trying to do this.. i find it has been difficult to go up to the truck and try and say what im looking at (and remember) the parts im suposed to when theres 5-6 other people around naming off parts of the truck around me .. Sorry i don't function that way - its solitude or nothing when i am trying to learn something . and im also a visual learner ( if that makes sense) ... i've been so scared of the the whole thing - that i have just recently taking my tests at the dmv , i've taken my general knowledge - but i've failed both combination and air brake tests 3 times already.. should have went to try again today - but other priorites came first today (Drs appointment and picked up my machine for sleep apena . my plan is to go tomorrow - and try again .. On a good note - on my 3rd try on these two tests i did way better then previous testing. none the less - im chasing that cdl its in my sights . i DON'T want to give up i just have to continue to push on!

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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

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Take it one at a time. Youll get it.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Ok we now have several different versions of this in PDF format in our Pre-trip Inspection Study Guide. Our latest is the first one on the list, our main version of the pre-trip inspection. As you can see we also have a print version of the pre-trip inspection, and a print version of the pre-trip inspection checklist:

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.

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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This seems to be even more thorough than the pre trip at NADTA. VERY GOOD JOB Daniel!

John C.'s Comment
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Wow, this is way better than my hack job PDF!

Thanks Brett!

Damon L.'s Comment
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Wow this is awesome it's better than the guide they gave us when I was in school. Definitely saved to my favorites.

Thank You!

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Glad its still helping people many years later!

Cornelius A.'s Comment
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Are you kidding me Daniel ? I am not a truck driver but all my clients are truckers.... they have to have your pre trip on their files

Glad its still helping people many years later!

John C.'s Comment
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Sorry for the omission.

THANKS Daniel!!!!!! thank-you.gif

Bran009's Comment
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I just wanted to bump this up for all of the new folks like me. I'm in the process of using this thread to make flash cards and studying before I head to Prime and find this an awesome resource.

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