Vehicle Inspection Basics

Safe and Smart New Driver Training Program

Vehicle Inspection Training: Basics

Not only are proper vehicle inspections a regulatory requirement for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), but they can go a long way in ensuring your vehicle’s safe and efficient operation. Vehicle inspections can help in finding mechanical problems before they escalate into a breakdown or accident. This can help in avoiding costly on-the-road repairs as well as delays in deliveries. A thorough vehicle inspection program can also assist in avoiding citations and/or out-of-service orders during a roadside inspection. This course is designed to help CMV drivers understand when inspections and inspection documentation are required.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand when to complete a pre-trip inspection
  • Understand when an on-the-road inspection is required
  • Identify when a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report, or DVIR, is required.

Safe and Smart New Driver Training Program: Vehicle Inspection Basics Online Training

Inspection Basics

  • Inspection Locations
  • Types of Required Inspections

Universally Compatible

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 10 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.