A driver vehicle inspection report is necessary for anyone who is working a motor carrier or other types of transportation vehicles. If you are new to this business and aren't sure what your report requires, it is worth taking a look at the most important items you need to check.
At the end of every day's work driving your vehicle, you need to check a variety of parts to ensure that they aren't worn down or broken. These items include:
- Service brakes
- Trailer brake connections
- Parking brakes
- Steering mechanisms
- Lighting devices
- Tires, wheels, and rims
- Windshield wipers
- All mirrors
- Coupling items
- Emergency items (such as repair items and first-aid kits)
Writing The Report
After identifying all of these items, you must identify the vehicle (including the make and model) and list all of its deficiencies. These are items that could result in a detriment to safely operating the vehicle. For example, worn brake pads should be note and identified, including an idea of how worn they have become. It is then necessary to sign the report.
Taking Corrective Action
After making the report, it is important to repair any of the deficiencies listed on the report. For example, worn brake pads should be replaced to ensure a vehicle can stop quickly enough. Minor damage may not need to be repaired immediately but anything that compromises the safety of the vehicle must be managed before it goes back on the road.
If you need help with your DVIR duties, please don't hesitate to contact us to learn more about the importance of these essential items.