CDL Pre-Trip Inspection Advice

Posted 12-17-13 by Mike Curts

The pre-trip inspection portion of the CDL skills test can seem daunting. There are many parts that must be memorized and recited during the inspection, and when school begins, the list seems endlessly long. You aren't alone in being a little worried about the pre-trip inspection part of your CDL training. Most of the truck driving students in your class are probably feeling the same way. In this video, we talk to some current Driver Solutions students about how they feel about the pre-trip, and what they're doing to prepare. For some, a study group is the best way to approach it. Studying in groups is a great way to quiz each other and bring your knowledge together to benefit everyone. For others, simple memorization is the way to go. Reading the list over and over is the strategy of choice. For everyone, it's important to study next to a truck to get a feel for how the inspection plays out, and many students will spend afterhours at school with instructors getting the pre-trip inspection down before their test. Regardless of your strategy, you can pass your pre-trip inspection, and you'll have others supporting you through the process to make sure you get it done.

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About Mike Curts

Mike has overseen the marketing efforts at Driver Solutions for over 18 years. A telecommunications major from Indiana University, Mike is passionate about digital media. As a self-proclaimed information junkie, he spends a good deal of time reading and researching the latest on driver training, recruitment and retention. During his time with Driver Solutions, Mike has been instrumental in the effort to modernize the truck driver recruitment process. He plays a key role in making this website the premiere destination for truck driver training and truck driving job information. Away from the job, Mike is an avid IU basketball fan and can be found most evenings hanging out in his man cave watching sports.

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