Commercial Vehicle Pre Trip Inspection Checklist

Use the Commercial Vehicle Pre-Trip Inspection Checklist to ensure proper operation of commercial vehicles before a trip through engine checks and more.

Commercial Vehicle Pre Trip Inspection Checklist



In-Vehicle/Engine Start

1. Is the air or hydraulic brake check performed?


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2. Is the parking and trailer brake check performed?


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3. Is the service brake check performed?


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4. Are the lighting indicators checked?


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5. Is the emergency equipment checked?


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6. Are the windshield and traffic monitoring devices checked?


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7. Are the wipers and washers checked?


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8. Are the heater and defroster checked?


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9. Are the horn(s) checked?


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Lights Operations Check

1. Are all external lights checked?


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Front Of Vehicle/Engine Area

1. Are the lenses checked?


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2. Are the fluid levels checked?


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3. Are the fluid and air leaks checked?


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4. Is the steering system checked?


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Steering Axle

1. Are the tires checked?


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2. Are the rims checked?


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3. Are the lug nuts checked?


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4. Are the springs/mounts, airbags, and shocks checked?


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5. Are the brake lines or hoses and leaks checked?


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6. Are the brake contaminants checked?


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Side Of Vehicle

1. Are the lenses and reflectors checked?


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2. Are the traffic monitoring devices checked?


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3. Is the battery checked?


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4. Are the fuel tank(s) and DEF tank checked?


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5. Are the frame(s) checked?


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Combination Vehicles Only

1. Are the air and electric lines and connectors checked?


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2. Is the fifth wheel skid plate pintle hook or tow hitch checked?


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3. Are the kingpin, apron, and gap or drawbar ring and tongue or coupler and tongue checked?


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4. Are the locking and safety devices checked?


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Trailer Only

1. Is the landing gear and clearance checked?


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2. Is the reflective tape checked?


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Rear Of Trailer

1. Are the lenses and reflectors checked?


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In-Vehicle/Engine Start

1. Is the air or hydraulic brake check performed?


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2. Is the parking and trailer brake check performed?


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3. Is the service brake check performed?


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4. Are the lighting indicators checked?


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5. Is the emergency equipment checked?


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6. Are the windshield and traffic monitoring devices checked?


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7. Are the wipers and washers checked?


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8. Are the heater and defroster checked?


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9. Are the horn(s) checked?


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Lights Operations Check

1. Are all external lights checked?


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Front Of Vehicle/Engine Area

1. Are the lenses checked?


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2. Are the fluid levels checked?


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3. Are the fluid and air leaks checked?


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4. Is the steering system checked?


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Steering Axle

1. Are the tires checked?


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2. Are the rims checked?


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3. Are the lug nuts checked?


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4. Are the springs/mounts, airbags, and shocks checked?


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5. Are the brake lines or hoses and leaks checked?


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6. Are the brake contaminants checked?


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Side Of Vehicle

1. Are the lenses and reflectors checked?


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2. Are the traffic monitoring devices checked?


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3. Is the battery checked?


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4. Are the fuel tank(s) and DEF tank checked?


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5. Are the frame(s) checked?


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Rear Of Vehicle

1. Are the lenses and reflectors checked?


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