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

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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I may have a copy of them in your photo gallery......I'm not sure if I was automatically adding them to the gallery at the time or not. I'll have a look.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Daniel, we have all of them except the pitman arm and drag link for some reason. If you can paste those in here or email them to me we'll have em all and we'll restore them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Ok, I found this out because my email started getting flooded. Whenever pictures expire I'm always expecting 10-15 emails about it. Haha!

I'll try to get it later today, thanks.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Ok so we've restored the pictures that expired but we're still missing two of them - pitman arm and drag link. I don't know why we don't have local copies of those. Daniel, If you have a copy of those two send em my way. If not we'll go out and find replacements.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Keith D(guitarzan)'s Comment
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Daniel or Brett or whoever - While making some flash cards to study for the Pre-trip - I noticed something (if I'm not mistaken). The picture of the ("Apron" in the "coupling section") is actually the same as the ("Tandem Frame/Tandem Release" picture in the "trailer section"). Don't get me wrong - this Pre-trip study guide is awesome, but this confused me a bit. I thought I'd bring this up so it could be fixed and not cause any one else any confusion. I think a better picture to use would be the King pin picture (shows the Apron) Or the Platform picture (Shows edge of the Apron above skid plate) - I'm going to Prime in the near future and this is going to be invaluable to me - thanks for taking the time to put this pre-trip together. Just wanted to make you aware of this slight flaw ! Other than that this Pre-trip tutorial rocks !

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Keith D(guitarzan)'s Comment
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Hey Brett - I just noticed your post to Daniel About the Pitman arm and drag link- Was wondering about those? I did find a good picture of the apron in Daniels gallery- Probably the one he meant to use because it's not shown in the pre-trip pictures but it's obvious it's got a big arrow pointing right at the apron. I'm going to look for pictures of the draglink and pitman arm on-line since Ihave no idea what they look like. Probably 3 months before I go to Prime so no biggy. I'm just trying to learn as much as I can before I get there. Thanks again !

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mario V.'s Comment
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Will add this to my favorites, this is definitely going to help me out!thanks

Roy D.'s Comment
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I'm going to CRST in june and was wondering something about your pretrip. i do know this is "Primes" pre-trip but what does the abbreviations lie ABC,CBB,PCB mean?

Pianoman's Comment
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I'm going to CRST in june and was wondering something about your pretrip. i do know this is "Primes" pre-trip but what does the abbreviations lie ABC,CBB,PCB mean?

Roy D. Welcome to the forum!!

ABB--check for Abrasions, Bulges, Cuts or leaks CBB--check that it's not Cracked, Bent, or Broken PCB--did you mean PMS?? PMS is Properly Mounted and Secure

Memorize these terms and apply them where appropriate and you will have no problem passing your pretrip. It looks daunting at first but it's a ton a repetition. Just remember the in cab brake checks must be done perfectly in order to pass.

Joe Linking's Comment
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Daniel B wrote: "This is my Pre-Trip Inspection , done my way!"

Awesome job on this. Excellent pictures, very clear.

Just passed my exams & have my CDL-A permit (+ Air Brakes, tankers, double+triples). Looking for a school, where the pre-trip will be a good chunk of what I have yet to learn, I imagine. Your guide should be very useful. Thanks for that wonderful contribution to the forum.

Best wishes,

Joe

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.

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.
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