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How do I complete a power-only pre-trip inspection?

To ensure continued access to our shared trailer pool, we are looking to partner with the carriers in our network to keep our trailers in safe, working order. As part of this effort, a pre-trip inspection is required for all power-only shipments per the Convoy/Carrier Trailer Use Agreement and as per the guidelines set by the FMCSA. Pre-trip inspections increase road safety and help reduce potential trailer downtime. Additionally, pre-trip inspections help carriers identify issues such as underinflated tires before starting to haul a shipment, and escalate the issue to Convoy for immediate action, ensuring they avoid billbacks from accrued tire damage.

The Convoy pre-trip trailer inspection checklist includes: 

  1. Body: interior, exterior, roof, and floors
  2. Doors: doors, hinges, latch, lock rods, etc.
  3. Air & Suspension: air leaks, glad hands, shocks, etc.
  4. Brakes: Shoes, drums, slack adjusters, chamber, ABS
  5. Tires, Rims & Mudflaps: tires, rims, wheels, auto-inflation
  6. Tandems & Landing Gear: legs, crank handle, tandems, king pin
  7. Lights & Electrical: lighting, wiring, seven-way, reflectors
  8. Trailer Cleanliness: dirty, smelly, moldy, etc. 
  9. Docs & Decals: documents expired, decals missing, etc.

What should you do if there is a concern or issue related to the pre-trip inspection?

Please complete the inspection and escalate repair or safety concerns to a Convoy rep via or by calling 855-5-CONVOY prior to leaving the pick up location


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