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CDL Series - Pre-Trip Inspection - WEB-BASED

PROGRAM AREA: Site and Personal Safety
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
2 Hours
0 Units
$25 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 1 Maximum: 1


This training was prepared by the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC) in partnership with NHI has been designed for someone interested in commercial driver's license (CDL) pre-trip inspection. This training is recommended for the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council levels I and II or anyone interested in obtaining a CDL. This course is primarily intended for inspectors and technicians.

This is a basic course in the area of pre-trip inspection. This training covers different parts of the vehicle you would check before a trip. We'll approach the different parts of the vehicle in the order that we would in a standard pre-trip inspection. It is broken into two modules:

Module 1 covers front of the vehicle; engine compartment; engine start and cab check; steering; and suspension. Module 2 reviews brakes; wheels; side of vehicle; back of vehicle; and trailer.

This pre-trip inspection training does not have specific information on air brakes or general knowledge. You may complete other training in the CDL series to learn more about them.

For more information on the CDL examination and requirements that apply to your State, contact your State license agencies.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the inspection items in front of the vehicle and engine compartment
  • Identify the important steps in the cab check and air brake check
  • Describe the important components of steering inspection
  • Define the parts of the front and rear suspension
  • Identify the components that are checked in front and rear brakes and front and rear wheels
  • Describe the inspection steps for the side and back of the vehicle
  • Identify the inspection items for parts of the trailer


This course is designed for any individuals wanting to learn more about commercial driver's license (CDL) pre-trip inspection.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


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