Trailer Inspection Form Checklist
Transportation
Truck drivers can use this trailer inspection form before every trip or when conducting regular inspections of trucks and trailers for preventive maintenance. Help ensure the roadworthiness of your truck and trailer and avoid untimely inconvenience on the road by proactively catching issues.
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Inspection

Pre-trip Trailer Inspection Checklist

Wheel bearing play within acceptable limits
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Tires and wheels in good condition
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Lug nuts tight
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Lights operational
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Trailer brake operation satisfactory
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Fenders and mud flaps, if equipped, secure and undamaged
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Springs and shackles in good condition
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Trailer floor undamaged
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Safety chains in good condition
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Warning equipment, e.g., reflective triangles, in the vehicle or trailer
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Chassis

Frame
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Axle beam
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Springs
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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U bolts
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Shackles
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Wheel bearings repacked
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Hub bolts
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Wheels
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Tires
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Trailer hitch
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Safety chain
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Lights

Clearance
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Stop and taillights
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Turn signals
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Electric Brakes

Lining
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Shoe adjustment
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Backing plate bolts
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Drum condition
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Electromagnet
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Armature disc
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Wiring
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Terminals
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Connection plug
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Brake Controls

Electric controller unit
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Proper voltage
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Connector plug
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Wiring
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Manual brake controls
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Hydraulic brake controls
OK
Needs Repair
Not Applicable
Repaired
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Completion

Signature

Name and Signature
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