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Straight Truck

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Vicki Phillips

on 29 March 2016

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Transcript of Straight Truck

Commercial Drivers License
The requirements apply to all drivers of intrastate or interstate commercial vehicles and their
The law affects anyone who drives a commercial vehicle that:
• has a gross vehicle weight rating over 26,000 lbs.;
• is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver;
• is a school bus; OR
• is used in the transportation of hazardous materials requiring placarding.
Driver Classification
Class B License
Must be 18 years of age or older (intrastate)
Any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight
rating of 26,001 pounds or more, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of
10,000 pounds

Types of Inspections
Pre-trip Inspection

During the trip

After-trip inspection and report

Why inspect? To help you find problems that could cause a crash or break down, before you drive.
Seven-step Inspection Method
Step 1-Vehicle overview
Step 2-Check engine compartment
Step 3-Start engine and inspect inside of cab
Step 4-Turn off engine and check lights
Step 5-Do walk around inspection
Step 6-Check signal lights
Step 7-Start the engine and check
Step 3- Start Engine and Inspect the Inside of the Cab
Get in and start engine
Look at the guages
Check condition of controls
Check mirrors and windshield
Check emergency equipment
Step 6- Check Signal Lights
Get in and turn off lights
Get out and check lights
Get in vehicle
Step 7- Start Engine and Check Brake System
Test for hydraulic leaks
Test parking brake
Test service brake stopping action
Ready to Drive!
Remember to check your vehicle operation regularly thyroughout the trip.
If you see, hear, smell, or feel anything that might mean trouble, check it out!
Also, inspect your cargo-the first 25 miles of a trip and every 150 miles or 3 hours, whichever comes first.
After trip Inspection and report-DVIR
Good Luck!
CDL Class B
Pre-Trip Inspection
Step 1-Vehicle Overview
Review last vehicle inspection report
Approach the vehicle:
Note general condition
Look for damage or vehicle leaning to one side
Look under the vehicle for fresh oil or coolant
Check the area around the vehicle for hazards to moving the vehicle
Step 2- Check Engine Compartment
Check that the parking brakes are set and the wheels are chocked to check the engine compartment:
Engine oil level
Coolant level in radiator, condition of hoses
Power steering fluid level
Windshield washer fluid level
Battery fluid level and connectors
Transmission fluid levels
Check belts for tightness and excessive wear
Cracked or worn electrical wiring
Step 4-Turn off Engine and Check Lights
Make sure the parking brake is set, turn off the engine, and take the keys with you.

Turn on the headlights (low beam) and 4-way emergency flashers, and get out of the vehicle
Step 5- Do a Walk-Around Inspection
Left front side
Right side
Right Rear
Left side
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