In this DOT Inspection Series, I have not mentioned that you must ensure all lighting devices and reflectors are operable.
Steering wheel free play
Steering wheel diameter Manual steering system Automatic steering system
16 in. 2 in. 4 1/2 in.
18 in. 2 1/4 in 4 3/4 in.
20 in. 2 1/2 in. 5 1/4 in.
22 in. 2 3/4 in. 5 3/4 in.
Torque, radius, or tracking components
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Fuel system is a combinations of parts needed to carry fuel into and out of the engine. The following defects should be inspected for during your daily inspection of your commercial vehicle:
Coupling devices- Defective Checklist
Fifth wheels mounting to frame
Mounting plates and pivot brackets
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There is an obvious importance with dealing with any brakes even bicycles. I get my bicycle tuned up every year with an brake inspection so you can imagine the emphasis expressed on Commercial Vehicles. So I will get right into it.
Brake System Check for the following deficiencies in each of the below areas:
The service brake, which is normally the foot brake acts on all the wheels of a vehicle and is not biased in a percentage split, it required to provide a dynamically variable braking effort to ensure all wheels brake equally.
ALL Commercial motor vehicles must meet the minimum requirements in order to pass an annual Inspection.
When you are doing your daily safety check you want to look for the following deficiencies:
Wheels and Rims