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CDL TEXAS PRE-TRIP INSPECTION

Pre-Trip Inspection CDL Test TEXAS
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What converts air pressure into braking force?
Brake Chamber
What Emergency Equipment should be equipped?
3 reflective triangles
What do you test when corresponding lights are turned on?
Dash Indicators
What tells you that the engine is well lubricated?
Oil Pressure Gauge
What is connected to the transmission and ......
Drive Shaft
Check the belts for snugness (up to ¾ inch play at center of belt), cracks, or frays:
Power steering,Water pump,alternator and air compressor belts.
See that connecting links, arms, and rods from the steering box to the wheel are not worn or cracked.
Steering linkage
Must not be leaking and, if wheel has a sight glass, oil level is adequate.
Oil seals/Axle seals
If equipped, check that these are not bent, damaged, or rusted through.
These should be evenly centered, with the dual wheels and tires evenly separated.
Spacers
Check for corrosion and that charging cells are adequate.
Battery
What gauge shows the generator is charging.
Amp/Voltmeter
How do you check the parking brake?
Shift into a lower gear and gently pulling against the brake.
What are you testing when you pump the brakes 3x and hold it down for 5 seconds.
Hydraulic brakes
Check that it is securely mounted and adjusts and latches properly.
Seat Belt.
Look into the fifth wheel gap that it is secured and latched onto the kingpin.
Lock Jaws
Cotter pins to hooks are in the
Outward position
What structure can have cracks and also supports the fifth wheel skid plate.
Platform
On enclosed trailers check the front area for signs of damage.
Header board