Heavy Vehicle Inspection Checklist

Use the Heavy Vehicle Inspection Checklist for a thorough assessment of heavy vehicle components from lights to engines, to ensure safety and compliance.

Heavy Vehicle Inspection Checklist



Body / Fittings/ Protrusions

1. Is there any visible corrosion or damage on the vehicle's body, and are all parts securely attached?


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2. Do all doors, including the bonnet and door catches, function correctly?


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3. Are rear vision mirrors securely attached and properly adjusted?


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4. Are rear marker plates securely attached and illuminated?


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5. Are all body fittings, including bumper bars, securely attached and free from damage or signs of wear?


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Tow Couplings

1. Does the auto tow coupling operate smoothly?


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2. Is there any damage or wear on the kingpin or skid plate?


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3. Are the tow eye, drawbar, and safety chains checked?


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4. Is the ball race turntable in good condition without signs of wear or damage?


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5. Is the gooseneck in good condition without signs of wear or damage?


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Braking

1. Are brake components examined?


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2. Do the brakes operate smoothly?


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Steering

1. Are the steering box and pitman's arm inspected?


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2. Are steering arms, linkages, and wheels checked?


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3. Are the kingpins examined?


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4. Is there any excessive free play in the steering wheel?


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Suspension

1. Are all springs securely attached and in good condition?


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2. Are hangers, pins, and bushes inspected?


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3. Are airbags and the air suspension system verified?


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4. Are shock absorbers checked?


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5. Are axles and cross members looked at?


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Oil / Fuel Leaks

1. Are the engine and driveline inspected?


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2. Are the steering system and accessories checked?


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Exhaust

1. Is the vehicle's design free from known vulnerabilities that may lead to leaks, and is the vehicle's security system functioning properly?


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2. Are emissions inspected?


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Mountings

1. Are engine and transmission mounts in good condition without signs of wear or damage?


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2. Is the vehicle's body free from visible damage, such as dents, scratches, or rust?


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Air Systems

1. Is the air system checked for leaks, low air warnings, and contamination?


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2. Is the breakaway protection system inspected?


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Underbody / Chassis

1. Are there any visible cracks in the underbody, and are all chassis components securely mounted?


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2. Are there any signs of corrosion on the underbody and chassis?


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Mudguards / Mud Flaps

1. Are mudguards or mud flaps fitted as required?


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Identification

1. Are the registration plates affixed to the vehicle and are they legible?


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2. Is the compliance plate affixed to the vehicle?


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Lights / Electrical

1. Are the park, tail, number plate, and clearance lights verified?


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2. Are all headlights and auxiliary lights operational?


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3. Are the park, tail, number plate, and clearance lights verified?


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4. Are all brake lights checked?


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5. Are all reflectors and lenses looked at?


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6. Are the warning device and turning indicators checked?


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7. Are wipers and the washer inspected?


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Glazing

1. Are all windows made of appropriate materials for visibility and safety?


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2. Do all windows open and close smoothly?


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Seats / Seat Belts

1. Are all mountings secure and constructed?


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2. Are all fittings secure and in good condition, and do all components operate as intended?


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Wheels And Tyres

1. Are all wheels securely attached to the vehicle?


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2. Are wheel bearings examined?


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3. Is the tread depth of each tire in good condition?


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Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

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