Level II: Walk-Around Driver/Vehicle Inspection

By March 12, 2019Blog Posts

A Level II inspection typically includes only what can be examined without physically getting underneath the vehicle. At a minimum, the driver inspection must include a review of their CDL, alcohol and drug use, Medical Examiner’s and SKE certificates, HOS compliance, record of duty status, seatbelt usage, and vehicle inspection report(s). The vehicle inspection needs to include:

  • Brake, electrical, exhaust, and fuel systems
  • Cargo securement
  • Coupling devices
  • Driveline/driveshaft mechanisms
  • Frames
  • Hazardous materials compliance
  • Lighting devices (headlamps, taillamps, turn signals, etc.)
  • Steering mechanisms
  • Suspensions
  • Tires (including hubs, rims, wheels)
  • Van and open-top trailer bodies
  • Windshield wipers

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