Vehicle Inspection Training

Safe and Smart Experienced Driver Training

Experienced Driver Training: Vehicle Inspection Training

This course is designed to help CMV drivers conduct proper pre-trip, on-the-road, and post-trip inspections.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss when to complete a pre-trip inspection.
  • Describe how to conduct a five-step complete vehicle inspection.
  • Explain when an on-the-road inspection is required.
  • Recognize when a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report, or DVIR, is required.

Safe and Smart Experienced Driver Training: Vehicle Inspection

The course topics include:
Inspection Basics

  • Inspection Locations
  • Types of Required Inspections

Pre-Trip Inspection

  • Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Consistent Inspection Pattern

Step 1: Engine Compartment and Front Axle

  • First Step
  • What to Inspect

Step 2: In-Cab and Engine Start

  • Daily Required Items
  • Inside the Vehicle

Step 3: The Walkaround

  • Begin Walkaround
  • Start at the Front
  • Vehicle Condition
  • Top, Down, and Under
  • Passenger Side
  • Make it a Habit

Step 4: Lights Inspection

  • Preparation
  • Lights Inspection

Step 5: Brake System

  • Brake System Check
  • Air Brakes

On-the-Road Inspection

  • Spot Problems
  • Cargo and Load Securement

Post-Trip Inspection

  • Post-Trip Inspection
  • What Not to Check

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 35 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.