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

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  1. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    What type of brakes are on your tractor,disc or drum?
     
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  3. expedite_it

    expedite_it Road Train Member

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    You've been very helpful.

    Do you understand now why I did not know before today that hub oil seal leaks can happen on the inside of the wheel? Nobody told me that at my trucking school , and I'm not psychic. A trucker does not become psychic just because he has nine years of experience.
     
  4. expedite_it

    expedite_it Road Train Member

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    Actually, I don't know for sure. But I think drum
     
  5. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    Now let's hold up before we dial up the authorities. Let it be known that whilst i may drop that pos trailer, it's only to go get the service truck. Unfortunately being in my position, i wear many hats.

    Often a'holè, sometimes dumbas shadetree wanna be parts replacer, but usually schmuck

    I'll be back at that trailer in a minute
     
  6. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    I can’t fault him for this one, even here they don’t want anyone messing with auto slacks.
     
  7. expedite_it

    expedite_it Road Train Member

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    Before today, I was only familiar with leads on the outside.

    If you don't call a leak on the outside of the trailer tire a hub oil seal leak, what do you call such a leak?
     
  8. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    You’re going off into the weeds with technical terms. As you’ve found, describing it how you have to mechanics in the past they know what you’re talking about.

    The link I posted earlier will show you the wheel end components.
     
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    :biggrin_2559::biggrin_2559:
     
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    Last Call Road Train Member

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    All the more reason you should be renamed .. Mr. Congenial. ..lol
     
  11. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I do a good post trip every time. I would rather know right then if I have a problem, especially if I needed to call for help. Better to take care of that stuff on my break than find out I have the problem when I am wanting to get on the road the next day..
     
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