For the In-Cab, am I supposed to start with the truck off?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by NY2001, May 23, 2022.

  1. NY2001

    NY2001 Light Load Member

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    I plan to begin by mentioning the fire extinguisher, three triangles, and seat belt. Then I plan to turn the truck on with the engine on to see the lights come off, read the gauges, then move on to mirror, windshield, wipers, horn, and then heater and frost. Finally, mention the steering wheel doesn’t move more than 10 inches and begin with the air leaks test. (I know how to do the rest).

    Is this correct or did I make a mistake here? I am told you have to, after mentioning the seat belt, extinguisher, and triangles, shift to on without the engine running, to wait for the gauges to go off, and then turn it fully on. But is this incorrect?
     
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  3. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

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    Are you in school? If you are how did they teach you to do it??

    personally i would do my full in cab, then turn the key to check the gauge sweep, abs lights, & parking brake light indicator. Then start the truck.
     
  4. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    The steering wheel doesn't move more than 10 inches?
     
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    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Yes. You begin the in-cab pre-trip inspection with the truck turned off.
     
  6. Six9GS

    Six9GS Road Train Member

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    Understand your confusion. But, it is kind of logical to start the pretrip with the engine off. When you step into the truck, the engine will be off. When you think about it, it does make sense to start the in-cab pretrip with the engine off because it already will be.
     
  7. NY2001

    NY2001 Light Load Member

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    I meant degrees, sorry.
     
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