Roadside inspection guidelines for heavy vehicles
Published: February 2013
Commercial drivers & operators
Guidance for specialists
Heavy vehicle operators
Guidelines for re-use inspection of trucks, trailers and buses. Do your own walk-around before you hit the road and save time, money and lives. If you are a driver or an operator, you can do the walk-around inspection yourself and have the defects fixed before you hit the road.
Keeping your vehicles roadworthy is a safety issue and a legal requirement – it's not optional.
You are responsible – both driver and operator – for ensuring your vehicle complies with all regulations and safety standards.
Make the walk-around inspection part of your pre-trip routine and have the defects fixed before going on the road. It is the smart way to avoid expensive fines and costly down-time resulting from a vehicle being ordered off the road.