What Are Some Items Included on a Pre-Trip Inspection Sheet?


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Pre-trip vehicle inspection sheets may include external inspection items such as the presence of leaks under the vehicle, dents or scratches on the vehicle, and tire tread wear and pressure. Under-the-hood inspection items include checking the oil and other fluids, battery connections, and the condition of belts and hoses.

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The inspection sheet typically also has a section covering functionality of items such as headlights, turn signals and brakes when the engine is on.

For each item on the checklist, there is a space for marking whether the item passed or failed the inspection. Some inspection sheets also contain space for noting details and describing any actions taken to repair or replace damaged parts.

Inspection sheet headers include a vehicle identification field for the vehicle identification number or other identifier, the vehicle's mileage, the driver's name, and the date and time of inspection.

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