Daily Trip Inspection


This daily trip inspection course provides instruction on how to perform vehicle inspections. While most vehicle inspection courses list the items that need to be inspected, D.R.I.V.E. goes further by using professional videos to show truck drivers how to perform required truck inspections. Additionally, this daily trip inspection course explains how to react to potential vehicle defects that are found during a vehicle inspection. Understanding and effectively applying the vehicle inspection concepts explained in this online course will help truck drivers keep their vehicle road safe.


Approximately 4 hours.


Testing conducted throughout this online Trip Inspection course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved. Supplemental materials necessary to complete this course can be accessed online.


Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.


Upon successful completion of the program, you will be knowledgeable and/or demonstrate proficiency in:

Module 1: Preparing for the Pre-Trip Inspection (45 minutes)

This module teaches how a driver should prepare to perform a trip inspection. It covers the necessary safety precautions that should be utilized while all inspections are performed. This module also discusses the National Safety Code (standard 13) and how it relates to the C.V.S.A. inspection an enforcement agency may perform.

Module 2: Inspecting the Air Brake System (45 minutes)

Contained in this module is a break down of how Air Brakes work and how to properly inspect them. While time is spent to re-iterate the importance of performing an adequate check of the braking system, this module shows users samples of possible defects that may be found on any air brake, as well as what should happen once a defect is identified. Also the actual method of how to properly perform a check of the air brakes is included. This is quite important as a recent study found 15 of 4055 drivers could correctly respond to how to check and adjust their brakes! While some drivers may not be permitted to adjust their brakes… It is still important to know if they work!

Module 3: Defects and Major Defects (45 minutes)

This module covers all the inspection items on a unit. Other training in the market simply lists of the Drivers Inspection Report that usually comes attached to pre-printed log books. That training forgets to address how to actually perform the inspection and better yet, what to do if they find something wrong. Effectively understanding and utilizing the concepts explained in this module will allow any person undergoing an inspection from an enforcement agent to remain comfortable, as they know the condition of their unit is safe for the road.

Module 4: Performing the Inspection (45 minutes)

Building from all of the concepts learned above the student will now learn how to actually perform a complete inspection of their unit.