DVIR Pre/ Post Trip Inspection

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Dino soar, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

    Dec 8, 2017
    I was wondering what the current rule is for an owner-operator with one single truck and trailer. And if that rule changes if you pull another trailer.

    I will be on paper logs. So on my log do I note a pre-trip inspection and a post-trip inspection? How about a dvir?

    Also, if I run locally can I still use a log instead of a timesheet?
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  2. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    Dvir only if a defect is found on your post trip.
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  3. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    And that defect needs to be repaired (Repair bill paid for and Mechanic counter signs the DVIR as repaired before you drive that vehicle again.)

    The first mistake many newbies in trucking makes is waving a DVIR at the dispatcher's desk and tell him or her that truck aint going anywhere today...

    You will be taking that load and truck out somewhere DVIR or not by the time Mr Dispatcher gets through yelling at you.

    I remember after surviving a complete and absolute collaspe of the floor of a intl Paystar when I called that one in, the bosses did not want to hear it. They said get moving anyway, I said not today. You drive it or tow it. I aint driving that death machine. They can fire me, Ive got the wife possibly coming down to get me one way or the other. They had to tow it.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2019
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