DOT Driver Vehicle Inspection Checklist

Posted by admin on July 13, 2016

This inspection checklist includes vehicle items a driver should be trained to inspect on a day to day basis before and after driving the vehicle to be in compliance with DOT regulations. Using this checklist will help you complete a driver vehicle inspection report


1. Equipment Provided by Motor Carrier
Item Reference Description Status Comments
01 FMCSA 396.11
Service Brakes Including Trailer Brake Connections    
02 FMCSA 396.11
Parking Brake    
03 FMCSA 396.11
Steering Mechanism    
04 FMCSA 396.11
Lighting Devices And Reflectors    
05 FMCSA 396.11
06 FMCSA 396.11
07 FMCSA 396.11
Windshield Wipers    
08 FMCSA 396.11
Rear Vision Mirrors    
09 FMCSA 396.11
Coupling Devices    
10 FMCSA 396.11
Wheels And Rims    
11 FMCSA 396.11
Emergency Equipment    
2. Equipment Provided by Intermodal Equipment Provider
Item Reference Description Status Comments
12 FMCSA 396.11
13 FMCSA 396.11
Lighting Devices, Lamps, Markers
a Consicuity Marking Material
14 FMCSA 396.11
Wheels, Rims, Lugs, Tires    
15 FMCSA 396.11
Air Line Connections, Hoses and Couplers    
16 FMCSA 396.11
King Pin Upper Coupling Device    
17 FMCSA 396.11
Rails and Support Frames    
18 FMCSA 396.11
Tie Down Bolsters    
19 FMCSA 396.11
Locking Pins, Clevises, Clamps, and Hooks    
20 FMCSA 396.11
Sliders and Sliding Frame Lock    

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