Pre-Trip Trailer Inspection Checklist

Staying safe on the road is the number one priority of all truck drivers everywhere. That safety covers how we drive on the road, but also the condition that both our rig and trailer are in. Here is a checklist of what to look out for on your trailer before you start your next route.

  • Start by checking the trailer frame. You're looking for bends, cracks, or fractures. Anything that could signify a weakness in the frame.
  • Check the exterior lights of the trailer. Ensure that any signal, backup, or brake lights work when initiated, and make sure that running lights are in proper working order.
  • Your tires should be looked at for proper pressure, as well as wear and tear. While you're there, check the wheel lugnuts; make sure they're all there, tight, and rust free.
  • Ensure that anything inside the trailer is distributed properly for ease of pulling. A low centre of gravity and even weight distribution will make your delivery that much easier.

Do you have questions about pre-trip inspections? Or maybe you're ready to start a career on the road! Let us know. We'd love to help!

Pre-Trip Trailer Inspection

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