February 12

B Double Truck Check Points Before You Drive

We all drive in our daily life, due to different reasons. But there are some people among us, who drive as a profession to earn money and live their life normally. Owning a vehicle of any type is a blessing as it provides independence, transportation and like mentioned before occupation too. Hence it is deem necessary especially for those who are driving for living, to have enough knowledge about the vehicle. Usually in western countries especially in USA, UK and Australia; students and fresh immigrants drive cars as taxi and trucks too in order to survive there. In order to understand the functionality of the truck driver training Brisbane has to have knowledge of the engine first. 

To explore the hood area, turn off the engine and release the hood by holding down straps on both sides and pull the hood to inspect the fuel water separator look for the reservoir for water to release the water by loosen the drain valve drain water into a container and dispose appropriately, in order to check the engine oil look for the yellow hard plastic ring hold it, twist and pull it out (known as engine oil dipstick) the level of the oil must be within the allowed range on the stick (don’t forget to put it back and lock it properly otherwise engine oil may spill out to create the mess). Near the engine oil plastic cap one may easily find the steering fluid bottle, monitor the reservoir and make sure the fluid is present enough (min and max levels are marked on the bottle), on the bottle there are separate markers for cold and hot conditions. Before going on a drive one must not forget the visually inspect the belts for cracks or missing rubber (this may cause some unwanted stops if during drive it breaks).

22.5 gallon washer bottle must be inspected before the long run of the truck; engine coolant level must be between min and max. The air filter plays a vital role in the overall drive of the truck; monitor the marker if it’s red? It means the time has come to change it immediately before any sudden hindrance during drive. Just like we do in our cars, one must check beneath the surface of the engine on the floor, to check for any fluid leaks and also inspect the hoses for any abrasions and crack (generally the lose hose clamps causes leaks and other issues, so it’s better to check the hose clamps thoroughly to make sure it’s tight and on the place). Last but not the least; do check the battery access panel on the chassis skirt battery terminals every connection must be tight and clean (especially the spark plugs). It is important to give your truck a 360 check every month if not possible at least before leaving for a long route.

Posted February 12, 2019 by Brianna Hill in category Transportation Services