What are trip sheets in trucking?

The trip sheet is part of your paperwork, regardless of whether you’re a truck driver or a bus driver, it must be filled out. The trip sheet serves a couple of purposes: first, it’s how you get paid for the trips that you do, whether you’re running by the mile, or running by the trip, or you’re running by the hour.

What things should you check during a trip?

Trip Inspection

  • Watch gauges for signs of trouble.
  • Use your senses to check for problems (look, listen, smell, feel).
  • Check critical items when you stop: Tires, wheels and rims. Brakes. Lights and reflectors. Brake and electrical connections to trailer. Trailer coupling devices. Cargo securement device.

What is pre-trip and post-trip inspections?

A good pre-trip inspection keeps the driver from leaving your facility with a vehicle that has an existing problem. A good post-trip inspection gives the shop time to react to a problem that has been identified and to correct it before the truck goes back out on the road.

What is pre-trip?

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough check of your vehicles before they hit the road to ensure everything is working properly. These inspections are designed to detect any potential malfunctions or failure points on the vehicle to both keep your drivers safe and prevent expensive repairs.

What’s controlled braking?

Controlled Braking: With this method, you apply the brakes as hard as you can without locking the wheels. Keep steering wheel movements very small while doing this. If you need to make larger steering adjustments or if the wheels lock, release the brakes. Reapply the brakes as soon as you can.

What is a post trip?

A Post-Trip Inspection Ensures That Your Mechanics Have Time to Repair Damaged Vehicles. A pre-trip inspection prevents you from rolling out with a vehicle that suffered damage that no one noticed. A post-trip inspection, on the other hand, can prevent costly delays and make it easier to move your trucks out on time.

What is the meaning of post trip?

The Post-Trip Inspection Means More Eyes on the Vehicle By conducting both pre- and post-trip inspections, you ensure that two drivers check over the vehicle before it goes out again.

What is break lag?

A The time required for the brakes to work after the brake pedal is pushed.