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If you are operating a motor vehicle
that is required to report, if the vehicle is
loaded, drive slowly across the scale lane.
If empty, drive slowly in the lane beside
the scale lane. Whether loaded or empty
watch the light board for instructions. If the
“STOP” light is activated, stop the vehicle
and wait for further instructions. If the
“BACK UP” light is activated, slowly and
safely back the vehicle up keeping in mind
there may be other vehicles behind you.
If the “PARK” light is activated park the
vehicle in the lot and bring all of the vehicle
and driver documents to the scale building.

Post-trip inspection

At the end of a shift, it is recommended
you do a post-trip inspection. This will
enable you to obtain service or repairs if
required before the next trip. The report
should include any problems discovered
during the trip. Waiting to do the inspection
can result in problems that are frustrating,
time consuming and costly.

Post-trip inspection for
school buses

A school bus is subject to considerable
wear and tear. It travels in poor weather
conditions, often over difficult roads, and is
usually full of lively children. For this reason,
it is important that you inspect the bus both
inside and outside at the end of every trip.
You will need to do the following:

inspect the bus for lost articles and
children who are sleeping or still
on the bus
clean the floors, particularly around the
front steps

check the condition of the
emergency equipment
report any minor damage and fluid leaks
under the bus
check the tires for damage and air leaks

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