Pre Trip Inspection

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D F.'s Comment
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embarrassed.gif how to memorize pre trip inspection ? Any advice ? I do use your tools and High Road ... but it scares me to think how to manage the verbal test.

Thx a lot Will start Sep. 15 with CDL school.

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.
ColeTrucker's Comment
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Hi DF and welcome!

Our instructor had a pre-trip video that someone recorded that was excellent. They allowed us to get it early in the program so, we had plenty of time to review it. Also, they allowed us to record them while they did their overview with our class. Cole

D F.'s Comment
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Hi DF and welcome!

Our instructor had a pre-trip video that someone recorded that was excellent. They allowed us to get it early in the program so, we had plenty of time to review it. Also, they allowed us to record them while they did their overview with our class. Cole

Thx Cole. I will ask my instructor in Celadon school /IN Anyone out there who will also start Sept. 15 ?

Deb R.'s Comment
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I started school last week. We did pre-trip on Thursday, and I was stunned by how complex it seemed! I don't have a mechanical background at all, and did not know what many of the parts even look like, or what they do. HOWEVER, it is already becoming more clear to me. I asked questions throughout the entire demonstration, and crawled under that truck hood to get a close-up look at everything. It probably made the lesson take longer, but I'm there to learn, and this is important stuff! I thought the guys in class may already know this stuff, but I don't care, please go over everything in detail, 'cause it's all new to me! Afterward, some of the guys admitted that they didn't know it all either.

So, what works for me is to ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS. Get in there and grab the parts. Trace the hoses and wires from one part to another, see where they go and what they do. Go out in the yard and look at other tractors, they are not all the same. Try to identify the parts in them, and ask more questions when you're not sure.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Starcar's Comment
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Go up to the top of the page and use the search feature...put in pre trip inspection....theres a TON of stuff on it...even flash cards !!

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