DOT Driver Vehicle Inspection Checklist

This inspection checklist includes vehicle items a driver should be trained to inspect on a day to day basis before and after driving the vehicle to be in compliance with DOT regulations. Using this checklist will help you complete a driver vehicle inspection report.


1. Equipment Provided by Motor Carrier
Item Reference Description Status Comments
01 FMCSA 396.11 (a)(1)(i) Service Brakes Including Trailer Brake Connections
02 FMCSA 396.11 (a)(1)(ii) Parking Brake
03 FMCSA 396.11 (a)(1)(iii) Steering Mechanism
04 FMCSA 396.11 (a)(1)(iv) Lighting Devices And Reflectors
05 FMCSA 396.11 (a)(1)(v) Tires
06 FMCSA 396.11 (a)(1)(vi) Horn
07 FMCSA 396.11 (a)(1)(vii) Windshield Wipers
08 FMCSA 396.11 (a)(1)(viii) Rear Vision Mirrors
09 FMCSA 396.11 (a)(1)(ix) Coupling Devices
10 FMCSA 396.11 (a)(1)(x) Wheels And Rims
11 FMCSA 396.11 (a)(1)(xi) Emergency Equipment
2. Equipment Provided by Intermodal Equipment Provider
Item Reference Description Status Comments
12 FMCSA 396.11 (b)(1)(i) Brakes
13 FMCSA 396.11 (b)(1)(ii) Lighting Devices, Lamps, Markers a Consicuity Marking Material
14 FMCSA 396.11 (b)(1)(iii) Wheels, Rims, Lugs, Tires
15 FMCSA 396.11 (b)(1)(iv) Air Line Connections, Hoses and Couplers
16 FMCSA 396.11 (b)(1)(v) King Pin Upper Coupling Device
17 FMCSA 396.11 (b)(1)(vi) Rails and Support Frames
18 FMCSA 396.11 (b)(1)(vii) Tie Down Bolsters
19 FMCSA 396.11 (b)(1)(viii) Locking Pins, Clevises, Clamps, and Hooks
20 FMCSA 396.11 (b)(1)(ix) Sliders and Sliding Frame Lock

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