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CDL Pre-Trip Inspection Absolutes

Work pre-trip inspections are different than the one you learned in truck driving school.As a professional CDL driver, there are absolutes that you must check once or several times a day - no matter how much of a rush you're in.

 

Like so many things, there's components of the truck that MUST be checked at the beginning of your day, or when you return to the unit.

During the work day, truck drivers will be rushed.

"Some times it seems as if the load has to be there "yesterday."


Don't Work the Day for Free:: Weigh Scale Checklist 

This checklist will provide you with a list of paperwork that you need to bring into the authorities when you get pulled into the scale house.

DID YOU KNOW? :: Bus & truck drivers are the only public sector that has its own police force (DOT, CVSE, MTO, etc.);

SMART :: There's a lot of paperwork you must produce for authorities at the weigh scale;

SELF-CONFIDENCE :: Bring all paperwork in one hit & impress the diesel bears!

Because in most cases, it's you that gets the fine...NOT the company!


Before leaving the place where your truck is parked, there are some items on the vehicle that MUST be checked before leaving.

Ensure that these following items are absolutely checked before you start your trip each day, and several times over the course of your day.

Of late, I've heard stories of several truck driver finding out too late that some unkind person has pulled the locking pin on their trailer while the vehicle was parked.

Be sure to check the security of your semi-trailer hook-up each time you return to your vehicle - a moment of your time could save you a "world of grief!"

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