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Vehicle Pre-trip Inspection Form

Use this pre-start checklist so that you and your employees can identify small problems before they become big ones. One more important benefit of Pre-Start Checks is that the inspection uncovers defects that might cause damage to the equipment if it is started.
MaintainX
07/16/2022

Vehicle Pre-trip Inspection Form

Use this pre-start checklist so that you and your employees can identify small problems before they become big ones. One more important benefit of Pre-Start Checks is that the inspection uncovers defects that might cause damage to the equipment if it is started.
  • Vehicle ID:

  • Date:

  • Time:

  • Odometer (beginning):

  • Odometer (ending):

  • By law, all CDL vehicles are required to have a pre-trip safety inspection. An effective inspection exposes safety concerns and potential maintenance issues. Repairs can be addressed before they become costly, major repairs. Supervisor and Service Garage should be notified immediately of any safety concerns.

  • Vehicle Overview

  • As you approach the vehicle , notice its general condition. Look for fresh oil, coolant, grease or fuel leaks

  • Check brake lights

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Emergency Flashers

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Turn Signals

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Head Lights

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check all mirrors

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check windshield condition

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check for wheel chocks

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Steering wheel loosness, damage

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Wiper blades and washer operation

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Horn operation

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Heater / Defroster operation

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Parking brake operation

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Seat Belt operation

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check all external lights and reflectors

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check tire rims for damage

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check tires

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check cargo area for loose material

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check lift gate (up/down, stow completely)

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check Coupling System (5th wheel, hitch)

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check windshield fluid

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check all belts for tightness and wear

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check oil level

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check coolant

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check power steering fluid

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Verify fire extinguisher on truck

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Verify three red reflective triangles

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check steering linkage

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check suspension (leaf and coil springs )

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check u-bolts and hangers

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check frame for cracks

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check brake chambers

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check brake hoses

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Air brake check

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check oil pressure gage

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check lug nuts for tightness

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check axle seals for leaks

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check for debris between dual tires

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check condition of mud flaps

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check all hoses for leaks

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check to ensure compartment doors secure

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check battery box and connections

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check fuel tanks (caps secured )

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check exhaust system

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check fuel gage

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check dumpbed operation, up - down

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check dumpbed pivot points, and end gate

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Make sure tanks are not below 1/4 tank

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check operation of boom

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Check voltmeter

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Safety Concerns/Issues:

  • Remarks/Comments:

  • Operator Signature:

    Click here to sign
  • Supervisor Signature:

    Click here to sign
  • Inspection paperwork should remain in the vehicle until end of shift when it is delivered to the supervisor for forwarding to the Service Garage.

Source: MaintainX (Community Member)

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