l Condition of the right turn signal. Ensure it is
clean, operating, and is the proper color (amber
or white on signals facing forward).
RIGHT SIDE. On the right front, inspect all the
items as you did on the left front. On the right side,
inspect the following:
Ensure the primary and safety cab locks are
engaged (if cab-over design).
Inspect the fuel tank(s) for damage, leaks, and
secure mounting. Check the fuel crossover line,
fuel level in the tank(s), and ensure the fuel cap(s)
is/are on and secured.
Inspect the rear of the engine for leaks.
Inspect for leaks around the transmission.
Ensure the exhaust system is secured and
leaking, touching wires, fuel, or air lines.
Inspect for bends or cracks in the frame and cross
Inspect air lines and electrical wiring and secure
against snagging, rubbing, and wearing.
Inspect the spare tire carrier for damage, and
inspect the spare tire for proper inflation and size.
Ensure the spare tire is secured in the tire carrier.
When hauling a load, inspect the following:
Ensure the cargo is properly blocked, braced,
tied, chained, and so forth.
Ensure the header board is adequate and secured
(if so equipped).
Ensure the side racks, if equipped, are free of
damage, properly set in place, and are secured.
Ensure the canvas and tarp (if required) are
properly secured to prevent tearing, billowing, or
blockage of mirrors.
Ensure all required signs are safely and properly
mounted and all required permits are in your
possession if the load is oversized.
Ensure the curbside cargo door is securely
closed, latched, locked, and so forth.
RIGHT REAR. When inspecting the right rear
of the vehicle, inspect the following:
Check the condition of the wheels and rims for
missing, bent, broken spacers, studs, clamps, and
Check the condition of the tires for proper infla-
tion, valve stem and caps, serious cuts, bulges,
and tread wear.
Ensure the tires are not rubbing against each
other and that nothing is stuck between them,
such as rocks, boulders, and mud.
Ensure the tires are the same size and are not
mixed, such as radial and bias types. Ensure all
tires are properly inflated.
Inspect the wheel bearings and seals for leaks.
Check the hub oil level (if so equipped) and the
hub oil reservoir for leaks.
Inspect the suspension system, such as the con-
dition of the springs, spring hangers, shackles,
Ensure the axle is secured and no fluid is leaking
Check the condition of the torque rod arms,
bushings, and shock absorbers.
Check the condition of the brakes, such as con-
dition of the brake drums and undue wear on the
Check the condition of lights and reflectors.
Ensure they are clean, are operating, and are the
proper color (red at rear, other amber), and that
side-marker reflectors are clean and are the
proper color (red at rear, others amber).
REAR. When inspecting the rear of the vehicle,
inspect the following:
Ensure the rear clearance light, identification
light, taillights and reflectors are clean, oper-
ating, and are the proper color (red at rear).
Ensure that all wiring is secured in place.
Ensure the right rear turn signal is clean,
operational, and is the proper color (red, yellow,
or amber at the rear).
Ensure the license plate(s) is clean and secure (if
Ensure all required splash guards are present, not
damaged, properly fastened, and not rubbing the
tires or the ground.