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PASSENGER SIDE
OF A VEHICLE

All Vehicle Types

Continue inspecting the passenger side of
the unit using the same procedures as on
the driverís side of the truck-tractor and
semi-trailer.

Bus

# fuel filler cap is present and secure
passenger door operates smoothly and
closes securely from the inside
steps are clean and step light works,
if equipped
inspection decal is present, valid and in
correct location.

INSIDE THE VEHICLE
AND ENGINE START UP

All Vehicle Types

seat and mirrors are adjusted properly
seat belt is adjusted and fastened properly
feel and operation of brake pedal and
clutch pedal (if equipped)
steering has no excessive play or slack
all gauges and warning lights work
fuel level is adequate
windows are clean, windshield is clean
and free of major cracks
windshield wipers work, washer has
adequate fluid and sprays well
defroster and heater work properly
horn works and backing alarm works
properly, if equipped - some regulations
require a backing alarm when vehicles
are around workers on foot
engine runs smoothly
there are no unusual engine noises

there is no unusual noise when the
clutch is pushed in and released while
the transmission is in neutral for a
manual transmission (if applicable)
radio equipment and P. A. system
work and siren works in all modes (if
applicable)

Truck-tractor

hand throttle and accelerator pedal
operate properly
air pressure build-up time is adequate
and the air pressure drop does not
exceed an acceptable amount when the
brakes are applied
service brakes have been tested by
driving forward slowly and stopping

Bus

handrail is secure
fire extinguisher is fully charged and
label indicates that it is valid, an
approved warning device is present
first aid kit is fully equipped
all emergency exits open and close
properly (the alarm system is
working for school bus only)
parking brake works
stop arm and lights work
(school bus only)
passenger seats are securely fastened
to the floor and are in good condition
the interior for cleanliness and damage
restraints for the wheelchair work and
are secured, if equipped
34 A Commercial Driverís Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing

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