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Refuse Collection: Daily Truck Inspection

Refuse collection- Daily truck inspection

Trucks should be inspected daily. To do so follow your employer’s inspection guidelines. Make this process one that is not done quickly but with intent. It could make all the difference. Below are some common areas of inspection that may get overlooked.

Areas to highlight:

  • Ensure that while checking inside the cab all items are removed from windshield that could cause a glare or obstruction
  • Inspect all hydraulic hoses for wear and tear
  • Check all straps for frays, cuts, burns, chemical damage etc.
  • Ensure all emergency features such as back up alarms, lighting and safety lock devices are working properly
  • Inspect cables for any kinking or frays
  • Inspect wheel condition and tire inflation
  • Check that the fire extinguisher is in place, serviced and secured
  • Check mud flaps for wear and tear

If any repairs are needed or if defects are found note the items on the inspection checklist and promptly report it to a supervisor.


This article is provided solely as a reference tool to be used for information purposes only. The information in this article shall not be construed or interpreted as providing legal or any other advice. The information material does not amend the provisions of any insurance policy issued by CompSource Mutual. It is not a representation that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any such policy. Coverage depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss, all applicable policy provisions, and any applicable law.

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