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

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Caveman's Comment
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Great job! You put in many long hours to get his all posted, I'm sure. Thanks for those PMS, ABC, and CBB abbreviations.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chris Z.'s Comment
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Hey Daniel, CAPITAL THANK YOU, for putting this Pre-Trip study guide together. Now, I just have to study my head off and figure this out.

sculpy's Comment
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Since i've joined and while this is resurrected, i'll add my sincere thanks and salute you (Daniel B.) on an excellent job as well. This is a massive help to my studying.

Reuben Rach's Comment
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Beautifully done Daniel! Thanks much for sharing with us! I was just referred here by Tractor Man. When I'm not so sleepy, I'll delve deeper!

Lisheng Y.'s Comment
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Thanks a lot 。

Mark F. ( DAYBREAKER )'s Comment
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Absolutely awesome sir. Thanks so much for the time spent and sharing your knowledge with us trying to get started. Mark F.

Thanks a lot 。

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What an AWESOME tool!!! I should be starting my school in a couple of weeks and I always like to get a head start...this, along with the flash cards, will help immensely!! As so many have already posted, thank you for your unselfish work and assistance! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

Jorge C.'s Comment
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What is PMC ABC AND CBB?

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?

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What is PMC ABC AND CBB?

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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?

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PMS = Properly Mounted and Secured ABC = No Abrasions, Bulges, or Cuts CBB = Not Cracked, Bent, or Broken

Susan D. 's Comment
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Prime must be more lenient than a KY DOT examiner. This info is good but would get you a fail in my state.

Valve stems, trailer frame, trailer walls, DOT approved reflective tape, windshield wipers (arms and blades), windshield not leaking, not physically reaching to feel for airflow on defrost and heat, all trailer doors and every the part on them (whether its a roll up, hinged type, or curbside) tread worn evenly, tank mountings (on every tank), every light what color it should be, no cracked damaged or missing lens and its working properly, fire extinguisher- left off "properly rated", tandem air lines at least 18" from the pavement. . Little things obviously, but enough to fail you in KY which doesn't allow 3rd party testers.

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".

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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