Table 2-1. Operator/Crew Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS)
ITEM TO BE INSPECTED
PROCEDURES: CHECK FOR AND HAVE
REPAIRED, FILLED, OR ADJUSTED AS NEEDED
a. Inspect springs for abnormal sag,
broken, or missing
broken or shifted leaves, loose or
missing leaf clips, u-bolt, or other
Inspect axles for obvious damage.
a. Visually inspect connector bodies for
b. Inspect pins for foreign matter
build-up, and/or bent, burnt, or
Inspect insulator for signs of arcing
a. Visually inspect assemblies such as
chock blocks and float pads for looseness
of mountings or connections.
b. Check for any tampering or damage
that may have occurred since last
a. Be alert for any unusual noises when
Damage that would
towing semitrailer. Stop and investigate
any unusual noises.
Semitrailer is not
b. Ensure that semitrailer is tracking
correctly with no side pull.