DAILY INSPECTION OF TRUCKS, TRACTORS AND TRAILERS
Systems and Components
1. Air Brake System
1.1 Audible air leak
1.2 Slow air pressure build-up rate
1.3 M pushrod stroke of any brake exceeds the adjustment limit
1.4 M Air loss rate exceeds prescribed limit.
1.5 M Inoperative towing vehicle (tractor) protection system.
1.6 M Low air warning systems fails, or system is activated.
2.1 Occupant compartment door fails to open.
2.2M Any cab or sleeper door fails to close securely.
3. Cargo Securement
3.1 insecure or improper load covering
3.2 M – insecure cargo
3.3 M – absence, failure, malfunction or deterioration of required cargo securement device or load covering3
4. Coupling Devices
4.1 Coupler or mounting has loose or missing fastener.
4.2M Coupler is insecure or movement exceeds prescribed limit. 4.3M Coupling or locking mechanism is damaged or fails
5. Dangerous Goods
5.1M – dangerous goods requirements not met5
6. Driver Controls
6.1- accelerator pedal, clutch, gauges, audible and visual indicators or instrument fail to function properly
7. Driver Seat
7.1 Seat is damaged or fails to remain in set position.
7.2M Seatbelt or tether belt is insecure, missing or malfunctions.
8. Electric Brake System
8.1 – loose or insecure wiring or electrical connection
8.2M – inoperative breakaway device 8.3M – inoperative brake
9. Emergency Equipment and Safety Devices
9.1 Emergency equipment is missing, damaged or defective.
10. Exhaust System
10.1 Exhaust leak
10.2M Leak that causes exhaust gas to enter the occupant compartment.
11. Frame and Cargo Body
11.1 Damaged frame or cargo body.
11.2M Visibly shifted, cracked, collapsing or sagging frame member.
12. Fuel System
12.1 Missing Fuel tank cap.
12.2M Insecure fuel tank. 12.3M Dripping fuel tank.
14. Glass and Mirrors
14.1 Required mirror or window glass fails to provide the required view to the driver as a result of being cracked, broken, damaged, missing or maladjusted.
14.2 Required mirror or glass has broken or damaged attachments onto vehicle body.
15. Heater, Defroster
15.1 Control or system failure.
15.2M Defroster fails to provide unobstructed view through the windshield
Systems and Components
16.1 – vehicle has no operative horn
17. Hydraulic Brake System
17.1 – brake ﬂuid level is below indicated minimum level
17.2 M – brake boost or power assist is not operative
17.3 M – brake ﬂuid leak
17.4 M – brake pedal fade or insuﬃcient brake pedal reserve
17.5 M – activated warning device (other than ABS)
17.6 M – brake ﬂuid reservoir is less than¹⁄4 full
17.7 M – parking brake is inoperative
18. Lamps and Reﬂectors
18.1 – required lamp dose not function as intended8
18.2 – required reﬂector is missing or partially mising9
when use of lamp is required: 18.3M – failure of both low-beam headlamps
18.4 M – failure of both rearmost tail lamps
At all times:
18.5 M – failure of a rearmost turn-indicator lamp
18.6 M – failure of both rearmost brake lamps
19.1 Steering wheel free play is greater than normal
19.2 M Steering wheel is insecure, or does not respond normally
19.3 M Steering wheel free play exceeds prescribed limit
20. Suspension System
20.1 Air leak in air suspension system.
20.2 A broken spring leaf.
20.3 Suspension fastener is loose, missing or broken
20.4 M Damaged (patched, cut, bruised, cracked to braid or deﬂated) air bag or insecurely mounted air bag.
20.5 M Cracked or broken main spring leaf or more than one broken spring leaf. 20.6M Part of spring leaf or suspension is missing, shifted out of place or is in contact with another vehicle component. 20.7M Loose U-bolt.
21.1 Damaged tread or sidewall of tire.
21.2 Tire leaking, if leak cannot be felt or heard.
21.3 M Flat tire.
21.4 M Tire leaking, if leak can be felt or heard.
21.5 M Tire tread depth is less than wear limit.
21.6 M Tire is in contact with another tire or any vehicle component other than mud-ﬂap.
21.7 M Tire is marked ‘Not for highway use’.
21.8 M Tire has exposed cords in the tread or outer sidewall area.
22. Wheels, Hubs and Fasteners
22.1 Hub oil below minimum level (when ﬁtted with sight glass).
22.2 Leaking wheel seal.
22.3M Wheel has loose, missing or ineﬀective fastener. 22.4M Damaged, cracked or broken wheel, rim or attaching part.
22.5M Evidence of imminent wheel, hub or bearing failure.
23. Windshield Wiper, Washer
23.1 Control or system malfunction.
23.2 Wiper blade is damaged, missing or fails to adequately clear driver’s ﬁeld of vision.
When use of wiper and washer is required:
23.3M Wiper or washer fails to adequately clear driver’s ﬁeld of vision in area swept by driver’s side wiper.