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Struck-By Vehicle Inspection

Yellow Dump Truck

At the beginning of each shift, all vehicles that will be used must be inspected to assure that they are in safe operating condition and free of apparent damage that could lead to an accident. All defects must be corrected before the vehicle is placed in service.

Vehicle Inspection Checklist

Close-up of work truck tires

Inspect the following parts, equipment, and accessories:

  • Service brakes, including trailer brake connections
  • Parking system (hand brake)
  • Emergency stopping system (emergency brake)
  • Tires
  • Coupling devices
  • Steering wheel inside of work truck cab
  • Seat belts
  • Horn
  • Steering mechanism
  • Operating controls
  • Safety devices (e.g. reverse signal alarm, rollover protective structure (ROPS), etc.)
Additional items if necessary:
    Close-up of work truck headlights
  • Lights
  • Reflectors
  • Defrosters
  • Close-up of work truck windshield with windshield wipers
  • Windshield wipers
  • Fire extinguishers

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