We all know that pre-trip inspections are important, but are we checking everything we need to? When completing your pre-trip inspection, make sure you check for these things inside the cab:

  • Wiper blades – Not damaged and making contact with the windshield.
  • Windshield washer – Working properly.
  • Horns both city & highway – Working properly.
  • Gauges – Work properly and activated.
  • Heater, defroster, and blower – Working properly.
  • Mirrors – Not cracked or broken, properly adjusted.
  • 10 lb ABC fire extinguisher – Fully charged, secured inside the cab.
  • Red reflective emergency triangles – 3 triangles, not broken.
  • Safety belt – Secured, not cut or broken, latches properly.
  • Dashboard – Clean, and free of debris.
  • Windshield – Not cracked or damaged.
  • Wiper arms – Not cracked broken, working properly.

Tug Test

  • Tractor parking brake – Ensure yellow knob is out and the red knob is in. In low gear – tug.
  • Trailer parking brake – Ensure red knob is out and the yellow knob is in. In low gear – tug.