Vehicle Safety Check for Dummies

Mar 25, 2009

If you are a business owner, having vehicles on the road is normal but not knowing if they have passed a safety check is nerve racking.  But why put yourself through that?  Make safety your number one priority.  Here is a simple – but important – checklist of items you should check before any one of your vehicles hits the road:

  • Test the brakes to make sure they are in good working condition
  • Verify that fuel and oil tanks are full
  • Check that there is an adequate amount of windshield washer fluid
  • Double-check that all cargo is secure
  • Walk around the truck to check all tires. Any deflated or bald tires should be fixed or replaced.
  • Verify that the vehicle is stocked with road flares, first aid kit and fire extinguisher