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

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Sherman A.'s Comment
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Thanks, this is just great. I'm cramming right now. My state includes quite a few boxes to check off which California didn't; Radiator apron (I can't even find precisely what this is); turbo; air dryer; wiring harness; air compressor governor; side box; pigtail; air tanks; landing gear struts & pads; steering wheel play; whew! The differences between states really set me back.

Christopher W.'s Comment
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Thanks Daniel for the pre-trip flash cards. That is really helping me prepare for the pre-trip test.

Lady Trucker's Comment
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I've been a commercial driver for just over ten years now and I'm 'refreshing' my training to transfer to a new Company. First I want to thank you for all the work you've done, love the pictures indicating the locations, etc. I was wondering though, there is no mention of the tire valve stems and caps, not leaking, rubbing, caps on, etc. Isn't that still a requirement in the pre-trip anymore?

Errol V.'s Comment
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Daniel is there a way to copy this into the TT Wiki? Then people won't have to dig it out of the forums.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Daniel is there a way to copy this into the TT Wiki? Then people won't have to dig it out of the forums.

Actually that's already on the to-do list. In fact, I may try to get to that this week.

Melisa M.'s Comment
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awesome guide! I have used it and shared it with several folks here in the psd program at prime!

PSD:

Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
Melisa M.'s Comment
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U forgot the battery box,and battery connections and secure!

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Keep in mind, this is Primes Pre-Trip Inspection. Prime doesn't have you inspect the battery box/connections during their Pre-Trip Inspection.

Unless something changed that I'm unaware of, you won't be inspection the batteries.

Every company does it slightly differently. So as you study this keep in mind that this might not be exactly what you have to memorize should you go to a different company.

I am a current psd (Prime Student Driver)and this information is word for word and same order as the Pretrip review sheet I have. This helped me tremdously since I was only comfortable and confident about th in-cab. I had never once opened the good or messed with the coupling area before my first day in Springfield with Prime, Inc! BTW I made the right choice with Prime.....lovin truckin!!!!

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.

PSD:

Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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U forgot the battery box,and battery connections and secure!

double-quotes-end.png

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Keep in mind, this is Primes Pre-Trip Inspection. Prime doesn't have you inspect the battery box/connections during their Pre-Trip Inspection.

Unless something changed that I'm unaware of, you won't be inspection the batteries.

Every company does it slightly differently. So as you study this keep in mind that this might not be exactly what you have to memorize should you go to a different company.

double-quotes-end.png

I am a current psd (Prime Student Driver)and this information is word for word and same order as the Pretrip review sheet I have. This helped me tremdously since I was only comfortable and confident about th in-cab. I had never once opened the good or messed with the coupling area before my first day in Springfield with Prime, Inc! BTW I made the right choice with Prime.....lovin truckin!!!!

I'm thrilled that I'm still able to help students even when I'm not an Instructor anymore! Good luck to you and the others and if you have any questions feel free to ask.

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.

PSD:

Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
Slim Lou's Comment
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I'm current PSD and this is better than what we've been given in our folder or our Prime app.

I started studying this two weeks before I got here. I then took my own pictures once I arrived. My instructor is going to be pleasantly surprised!

My only question is you didn't mention trailer torsion bar.

PSD:

Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
Hiram H.'s Comment
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Woo, that took forever. Brett, you really got to up that character limit for me!

Anyways, a few general tips:

If its rubber - ABC

If it has fluid/air going through it or in it - Not leaking.

If its mounted (almost everything is)- PMS

If its metal or some other hard surface- CBB

Memorize this and you'll ace it! Any questions?

Wow! That was great! Very detailed. Let see how I put all of that in my head???

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