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Florida CDL Handbook: Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection

With the Florida CDL Driver Handbook, you can study up on the issues that specifically relate to earning your CDL endorsement.

Florida CDL Handbook: Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection

Table of Contents

11. Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection

This Section Covers

  • Internal Inspection
  • External Inspection

During the pre-trip inspection, you must show that the vehicle is safe to drive. You may have to walk around the vehicle and point to or touch each item and explain to the examiner what you are checking and why. You will NOT have to crawl under the hood or under the vehicle. A vehicle inspection memory aid is provided at the end of this handbook.