Circle of Safety Walk around our vehicles before by TPenney


									 Circle of Safety Walk around our
vehicles before we “jump in and go

                          On the road
         •   Slow down to avoid crashes
         •   Anticipate stops. Brake early.
         •   Be alert and drive defensively.
         •   Stop for rest when you get tired
You have needs or so the law states
Every driver is responsible to:
• understand the company’s maintenance plan
• carry out those inspections and maintenance required by the owner
• carry out any inspections required by legislation, such as vehicle trip
• complete any documents required by the owner and return those
documents to the owner
• ensure the vehicle is inspected, or make it available for inspection, as
specified in the company’s preventive maintenance plan
• report any on-road inspections received from an enforcement officer
and provide the documents to the carrier
• notify the carrier of any defects found during an inspection;
• not operate any vehicle with a defect that would jeopardize the
safety of the driver or any other person
            It has more than Purpose it has
                Absolute Safety in Mind
The purpose of a daily vehicle inspection is to ensure the early identification of a vehicle problem and defects before
the vehicle is operated on the highway. Inspections prevent the operation of a vehicle with conditions that are likely to
cause or contribute to the severity of a collision.
The trip inspection process is part of a carrier’s legal requirement to have and implement a written maintenance
It also ensures there is clear communication within the company about the vehicle’s dayto-day safety.
Inspection reports serve as communication between drivers, the carrier and the carrier’s maintenance department.
Reports are used to verify inspections, record defects, report defects and may be used to verify repairs. Reports are
completed immediately following an inspection.
A brief overview of the daily inspection program includes:
• The driver conducts an inspection on a vehicle or combination of vehicles.
• The inspection is conducted with the use of a schedule which lists the vehicle components and systems that require
• The driver completes a report of the inspection.
• The inspection and report are valid for 24 hours.
• The driver is to carry the schedule and report in the vehicle.
• The driver records any defects found during the inspection, while en route and at the end of the trip or day.
• The driver reports defects to the carrier.
   Record means WRITE IT DOWN
Recording defects
The driver is required to record a defect
on the report immediately after the initial
inspection or upon discovery of a defect
while travelling or when discovered at the
end of a trip or day.
          An absolute NO- NO
Vehicle not to be operated with a major defect
No carrier shall permit a person, and no person
shall, drive a commercial vehicle on a highway
when a major defect that is listed on an
inspection schedule is present on the vehicle.
                                                       Circle check
The drawings below illustrate one way to make a full circle check. Do a walk-around check before starting any trip. The circle check may be done
 in any order, but make sure that you check everything and always make a complete circle around the vehicle. Much of the pre-trip information
 listed below is common to all commercial vehicles. Where there are extra items for specific vehicle types, it is indicated under its own heading.
                 It is a start
Daily walk-around procedure
– items to check:
Starting at the front of the vehicle and
going down the driver’s side of the vehicle,
from the front to the back, check the
Outside the Vehicle
You’ve got Air
The Business End the Front
Check those Tires
A few more items Please
Oh! Pulling a
 Trailer you
Are you looking at my Rear
Ok jump in turn me on!
Safety First Safety Always
        Just a few more items
• Any brake problems must be reported so the
  necessary repairs can be done.
• (Tractor protection system)
• (Park control valve)
• (Supply circuit)
• (Air system leaks)
• (Service brake response)
               You need a rest
Rest and check stops serve two purposes.
• First, they provide a break and a change of
  routine. You will feel less tired and more alert
  after a rest stop.
• Second, you can check your vehicle after it has
  been on the road for some time.
 Do the Trucker walk at your Break
A vehicle inspection at a rest and check stop should include the
• All lights are clean and in working order.
• There are no air leaks.
• All the wheels are secure, and tires are properly inflated and are not
• There are no broken or loose items on the vehicle.
• The load is secure.
• The dangerous goods placards are clean and secure (if applicable).
• The trailer locking mechanisms are secure and in good condition.
• The brakes are properly adjusted.
         At the end of the Day
Post-trip inspection
At the end of a shift, it is recommended you do
a post-trip inspection. This will enable you to
obtain service or repairs if required before the
next trip. The report should include any
problems discovered during the trip. Waiting to
do the inspection can result in problems that are
frustrating, time consuming and costly.

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