CarriersEdge adds vehicle inspections to online training suite

CarriersEdgeCarriersEdge, providers of online safety and compliance training tools for the transportation industry, announced a full suite of vehicle inspection courses.

“Industry statistics continue to show that many top violations related to brakes, lights and tires could have been easily avoided with proper pre-trip, en route and post-trip driver inspections,” said Jane Jazrawy, chief executive of CarriersEdge. “Our new Vehicle Inspection courses, based on information from industry experts as well as the CVSA and FMCSA, help make sure drivers gain a full understanding of the importance of inspections and how to properly complete them.”

The new courses employ the company’s interactive learning approach for how inspections should be conducted, how components should be checked, and how to identify defects.

The suite includes four modules that can be completed separately or at one time:

Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports, including the different types of inspections a driver is required to perform, the sections of the report, how to identify a defect using the report, and how to indicate a repair.

Inspection Practices covers best practices to follow during an inspection, including having the right tools, staying safe, and how to handle a roadside inspection by commercial vehicle enforcement personnel. Brakes, lights and tires, which make up the most common violations, are discussed in detail, including the proper methods to inspect those systems and components.

Inspecting the Truck guides drivers through how to conduct an inspection of the tractor, including what to look for as they approach the vehicle and in the engine compartment. How to check the condition of fluids, belts and hoses, as well as main engine systems are also covered. 

Inspecting the Trailer guides drivers through how to inspect the body of the trailer, the proper method of coupling a trailer and how to inspect the coupling components, as well as items to inspect at each axle.