Conforming to FMCSA Regulations
Driver pre and post trip inspections are an indispensable aspect of preventive maintenance. Because drivers are “in a position to detect vehicle deficiencies and refer them to maintenance for repairs,” 1 they are instrumental in ensuring that their vehicles remain in safe operating condition. The implementation of routine pre and post trip inspections allows motor carriers to promote a culture of safety, reduce driver and company citations, maintain a satisfactory safety score, and identify maintenance problems before they become needlessly expensive.
While it seems that frequent inspections of so many systems would be time consuming, routine pre and post trip inspections will ultimately save a motor carrier both time and money. Click here for more information.