Is it correct that a Pre Trip on a car is the same as a truck, just that the parts are alot smaller?

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  1. NY2001

    NY2001 Light Load Member

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    Obviously cars don’t have air brakes or brake chambers, but everything else is the same as of a truck right but just smaller?
     
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  3. meechyaboy

    meechyaboy Heavy Load Member

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    Cars come with a bigger reservoir tank for the blinker fluid in an attempt to get more people to use them.
     
  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    YouTube has some truck pre-trip videos.
    I don't know which one is best, so maybe another driver on here can give you a recommendation.
     
  5. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    40-50 years ago this was much more true than today. Suspensions are vastly different designs, as well as the steering mechanisms.

    Back in the day, pretty much all vehicles used the same basic design, just scaled up or down depending on GVW and duty cycle.
     
  6. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    People walk up to, unlock, get in and go.

    There is no pre-trip with a car.
    Or do you live in a different world?
     
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  7. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Um... And 40-50 years ago (when I was a teenager) it was the same.
     
  8. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Back when I could actually drive tires and lights were a visual inspection. The other stuff was by sound or feel. You can do this to some degree in a CMV, but I took my job seriously and did a proper inspection.
     
  9. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Road Train Member

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    EXCLUDING PICK 'EM UP TRUCKS!!

    = NO!
    How Many MODERN Cars Have:
    LARGE Steering Wheel?
    Air Ride Seats?
    5th Wheels?
    Twin or Two Different Sized Fuel Tanks?
    Mud Flaps?
    Sleepers?
    Air Horns?
    Dual Drive Wheels Both Sides?
    A Opening Forward Hood?
    Large Chrome Bumper?
    Lots Of Clearance/Marker Lights?
     
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  10. firemedic2816

    firemedic2816 Heavy Load Member

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    :banghead:
     
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  11. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    why are you asking?

    asking for a friend.
     
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