What do you actually check on a pre-trip inspection?

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  1. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Highly unlikely. Back in those days manual slack adjusters were still fairly common. Truck drivers back then had to do a little more than hold the wheel and select drive/reverse.
     
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  3. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    You have some disability that prevents you from peeking inside the drives to see your brakes?
     
  4. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    @expedite_it If it looks like this you have disc brakes on your drives.

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  5. Kyle G.

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    DEFINITELY.
     
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  6. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    7/16 box end wrench. Righty tighty. Leftie loosey.
     
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  7. expedite_it

    expedite_it Road Train Member

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    I checked on this this morning. All the brakes on my tractor are disc brakes.
     
  8. expedite_it

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    I checked on this this morning. All the brakes on my tractor are disc brakes, including the brakes on the drives.
     
  9. expedite_it

    expedite_it Road Train Member

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    How do you spot hub oil seal leaks on the steers?

    If the drives have disc brakes (I don't know if the type of brakes changes anything or not), how do you spot hub oil seal leaks on the drives?
     
  10. Last Call

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  11. expedite_it

    expedite_it Road Train Member

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    I am at a terminal right now. I just checked the brakes of several trailers. All of my company's trailers that I have checked so far have drum brakes.
     
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