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Inspection: Truck and Trailer

Effective truck and trailer inspections are essential for both safety and compliance in the transportation industry. Our comprehensive inspection checklist provides a systematic approach to evaluating the condition of your trucks and trailers. Covering critical areas such as brakes, lights, tires, and overall roadworthiness, this inspection ensures that your vehicles are in top-notch condition before hitting the road. Whether you’re a trucking company manager or an owner-operator, our checklist helps you identify and address potential issues, reducing the risk of accidents and ensuring that your fleet remains compliant with regulatory standards. Prioritize the safety of your drivers, cargo, and other road users while optimizing the efficiency and reliability of your transportation operations with our truck and trailer inspection checklist.

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Audit
Driver Information if the Driver is present
Drivers Name
Drivers Date of Birth
Drivers License Number and State
Does the driver have a Current Drivers License and the Proper Endorsements to operate the vehicle?
Driver License Endorsements
Does the Driver have any Restrictions on his license and are they being followed?
Does the driver have a Current Medical Card?
When does the Medical Card Expire?
Is the driver in possession of a Log Book?
Does the Log Book conform to the Federal Regulation?
Other Deficiencies
Other Deficiencies
Inside the Truck Cab
Is the Truck Cab Clean and Free of Trash?
Is there a copy of the previous days DVIR inside the truck?
Are the Windows Clean and free of Cracks that might impair the drivers ability to see?
Are the Mirrors Clean and free of Cracks that might impair the drivers ability to see?
Are the Windshield Wipers clean with no dry rotting or cracks that would impair their functionality?
Do the Windshield Wipers work?
Is the Fire Extinguisher Accessible, Fully Charged and Secured?
Has the Fire Extinguisher been Inspected Annually and within the Last Month?
Are the Emergency Triangles present and stored correctly? (3)
Is the Horn working properly?
Turning on the Ignition, are all of the Gauges functioning properly?
Turn Signals, 4-way Emergency Flashers and High Beam Indicator lamps are all working properly?
Is the Steering Wheel free from excessive play when turned side to side?
Is there a copy of the Vehicle Registration and Company Insurance Card in the glove box?
When does the Vehicle Registration Card Expire?
When does the Insurance Card Expire?
Is there a copy of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation (green book) in the cab?
Other Deficiencies
Other Deficiencies
Other Deficiencies
Brake Check
Apply the Parking Brake. Does it hold when putting the vehicle in drive and pulling against it?
Move the vehicle forward and apply the brake. Does it grab firmly with no slipping?
Does the Brake Modulator Activate ALL Electric Trailer Brakes when applied?
Is the Emergency Break Away Cable in good condition and properly attached to the towing unit?
Does the Emergency Break Away Device on the trailer work when the pin is pulled?
Other Deficiencies
Other Deficiencies
Other Deficiencies
Engine compartment
Is The area under the Engine free of Leaks ( oil, water, other fluids)?
Check the Oil, Coolant, Brake and Washer Fluid levels. Are they all within manufacturers parameters?
Is the Serpentine Belt snug and free from cracks or fraying?
Are all of the Hoses free from cracks, fraying or wear?
On the Battery, are the posts tight and free of corrosion?
Other Deficiencies
Other Deficiencies
Other Deficiencies
Outside the vehicle Inspection
Vehicle picture.
Is there an Annual Inspection Decal on the Truck, is it Legible? If not there must be a Hard copy available in the truck.
When does the Annual Inspection on the Truck Expire?
Is there an Annual Inspection Decal on the Trailer, is it Legible? If not there must be a Hard copy available on the Trailer.
When does the Annual Inspection on the Trailer Expire?
Is there a copy of the Trailer Registration Document on the Trailer?
When does the Registration on the Trailer Expire?
Are the License Plates on the Truck properly Mounted and Legible?
Are the License Plates on the Trailer properly Mounted and Legible?
Is the Company Name and DOT number in legible condition on both the driver and passenger sides of the truck?
Is the current IFTA decal visible on both sides of the truck?
Is the Truck and Trailer Numbers on the vehicles and are they Legible?
Is the Electrical Connection between the Truck and Trailer in good working condition?
Are the Electrical Wires are in good condition with no cuts or frays?
Are all Truck and Trailer Lights functioning properly, including but not limited to the license plate lamps?
Are all Lighting Device Lenses in good condition?
Is there a 20lb Fire Extinguisher on the Trailer and is it in proper operating condition?
Are there Mud Flaps on the Truck and Trailer if Required?
Using a Tire Gauge, check the Tires for proper Inflation. Are they within specifications?
Are the Tires free of Excessive Wear and Damage, is the Tread Depth within allowable limits (4/32 Steer Axle, 2/32 others)?
Do the Lug Nuts Appear to be Tight on all of the wheels?
Are the Rims in good condition with no Bends or Cracks?
Does the vehicle have a set of Wheel Chocks?
If Required are the Wheel Chocks being Used?
Is there a Spare Tire for the Truck?
is there a Spare Tire for the Trailer?
Do there Appear to be any Frame Issues with the Trailer?
If using a Ball Hitch, is it the proper Size Ball for the trailer? ( if trailer is being utilized)
Are the Safety Chains Crossed, in good condition and Properly Attached to the towing unit?
Is the a truck Bed and Trailer free of Trash and Debris?
Are all items on the Truck and Trailer Properly Secured?
Are all Securement Devices in good condition?
If Rods are being used to Secure Iron in the Racks, do the Rods have R-Clips in them?
Is the DOT reflective tape on the trailer?
Is the Vehicle Safe to Operate?
Other Deficiencies
Other Deficiencies
Other Deficiencies
Audit Certification
Auditor signature
Auditor comments
Driver signature
Driver comments.
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