Pre-trip inspections are a vital matter of highway safety. When properly done, they can prevent certain types of accidents caused by vehicles which aren’t in good condition and even save lives–including yours!
Under current regulations, you are required to conduct visual and auditory inspections of certain vehicle components before setting out on the road. Responsibility for management of pre-trip inspections falls to the vehicle owner or operator.
This online driver training course provides instruction on how to perform vehicle inspections that comply with the National Safety Code. While most vehicle inspection courses only list the items that need to be inspected, this course goes further by using professional videos to show truck drivers how to perform required truck inspections. Additionally, this course explains how to react to potential vehicle defects that are found during a vehicle inspection.
Understanding and effectively applying the vehicle inspection concepts explained in this online course will help truck drivers keep their vehicle road safe.
Module 1: Preparing for the Pre Trip Inspection
This module covers how a truck driver should perform a pre trip inspection and includes the necessary safety precautions that should be taken while all vehicle inspections are performed. This module also discusses the National Safety Code (Standard 13) and how it relates to the C.V.S.A. inspection that an enforcement agency may perform.
Module 2: Inspecting the Air Brake System
The focus of this module is how air brakes work and how to properly perform an air brake test. Examples of possible air brake defects, as well as steps to take when a brake problem is identified are also covered.
Module 3: Defects and Major Defects
This module thoroughly covers the inspection items listed on a vehicle inspection form and includes information on potential vehicle defects as well as solutions if those defects are discovered.
Module 4: Performing the Inspection
Building on the concepts learned in the first three modules, the steps for performing a complete vehicle inspection are demonstrated.