Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Checklist

Use the Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Checklist to inspect your trucks before a trip with inspections of tires, lights, reflectors, brakes, engines, and more.

Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Checklist



Tire Inspection

1. Are the tires checked for cuts, bulges, and abrasions?


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2. Are the tire tread depth and inflation levels checked?


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Lights And Reflectors Check

1. Are all exterior lights, turn signals, warning lights, and reflectors working and clean?


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Brake Examination

1. Are the brake adjustments with the slack adjuster checked?


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2. Are the brake linings of appropriate thickness?


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3. Are the air lines free from damage, and leaks and properly sealed?


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Engine Inspection

1. Are various components such as the radiator, air compressor, steering gearbox, water pump, belts, hoses, and wiring checked in the engine compartment?


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Fuel Tank And Battery Check

1. Are the fuel tank and battery areas free from cracks or leaks?


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2. Are the battery levels checked for sufficient power and proper charging?


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Fluid Inspection

1. Are fluids under the truck checked for leaks, including fuel, oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid?


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Windshield

1. Is the windshield free from chips, cracks, or deteriorated glass to ensure clear road visibility and safety?


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Emergency Kit

1. Are road flares, triangles, and a fire extinguisher present and in good condition?


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Mirrors With Swivel Mounts

1. Are the mirrors checked to ensure they are not frozen or loose and can be properly adjusted to cover blind spots?


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Coupling System Assessment

1. Is the coupling system examined, paying close attention to the kingpin and sliding fifth wheel locking pin?


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Cabin Inspection Temperature

1. Are the seat belts checked for wear or fray and a snug fit?


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2. Are the inside and outside mirrors, seat position, steering wheel, pedals, windshield, wipers, horns, lights, and gauges inspected for proper operation and functionality?


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Trailer Examination

1. Is the trailer inspected for mechanical defects that might hinder secure mounting to the tractor?


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Back Of The Truck Inspection

1. Are the tires properly inflated with decent tread?


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2. Are the brake chambers undamaged?


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3. Are the shocks and airbags intact?


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4. Is the driveshaft clean without debris in the U-joints?


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5. Is the frame sturdy and unbroken?


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6. Is the fifth wheel well-greased?


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7. Are the fuel tanks free from leaks?


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