Tractor Trailer OOS List

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by farmerjohn64, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. farmerjohn64

    farmerjohn64 Road Train Member

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    Hi,

    What are things on the tractor, or the trailer that would put it out of service? And what things are just more of a hindrance, but you should still get them fixed asap? When performing my pre trip inspections I’d like to know if what I find wrong is something big, or not a huge deal as long as I get it fixed.

    Best regards, John
     
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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  4. farmerjohn64

    farmerjohn64 Road Train Member

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    Thanks I’ll give this a look
     
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  5. farmerjohn64

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    Looks like this answers my question
     

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  6. Brandt

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    CVSA has app you can buy that list their OOS violation. It's not state specific but CVSA is basically the stand they all use from my understanding. They changed the app or the app is free to download but then you have to pay each year for the newest updates it's $24. I was looking at my app and it say I have to pay $24. So maybe when you but it comes with 1 year of info or the year you buy it I always free

    It the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. It on Android maybe iPhone also.



    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cvsa
     
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  7. Moose1958

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    I want to make a different take on the OPs question. I want to shy away from OOS as that implies being inspected. To go more to the pre-trip inspection after picking up a trailer. To be honest it falls into several important groups. LEGALS, LIGHTS, BRAKES, TIRES, SUSPENSION, and AIRLINES!

    When I was active after backing under I got out and hooked up my pigtail and airlines. Then shut off my engine after flooding the supply air into the trailer. I would then walk around the trailer looking at the tires/wheels and lights while listening for leaks. I would check the legals to make sure I had a tag and all the paperwork. It's tough to check brake travel by yourself. Honestly, though I have helped other drivers do that.
     
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  8. farmerjohn64

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    Good idea
     
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  9. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    The things that are not "a big deal" will still get you a violation on an inspection. You get inspected a few times over that 1st first year you are doing ( and with WE you can count on a few) and have even minor violations on them you are jeopardizing your chances at getting on with a good, company. They are required to check you PSP and see your inspections and any violations..
    I usually did a really good post trip at the end of my driving day so I could get anything wrong taken care of right then. Then my pre-trip would be to check the lights, tires and make sure I had no fluid or air leaks.
     
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