Certain heavy equipment used at a construction site or in a warehouse may also classify as a commercial vehicle. If this is the case, your business or firm may be required to keep up with all regulations surrounding commercial vehicle inspections in your state. Having a piece of equipment or a vehicle fail inspection could end up leaving your business in a bad spot because you will then be short a vehicle until the problem is resolved and you can re-add the vehicle to your fleet. In some cases, you might even be subjected to a fine depending on what is found during an inspection. For these reasons, it's a good idea to monitor your heavy equipment vehicles closely ahead of an upcoming inspection. Here are some areas to keep in mind.
Start Down Below
A vehicle isn't much of a vehicle if it can't actually get anywhere efficiently or safely. The first place you should inspect yourself on a regular basis is your vehicle's tires, treads, undercarriage, and anything else down there that is responsible for getting the vehicle from point A to point B. You will want to look for signs of excessive wear and tear and make any repairs necessary.
Look Under the Hood
Your heavy equipment vehicle likely has a lot going on under the hood, just like any other kind of vehicle. You'll want to take the time to look through any belts and make sure everything is attached and running as it should be. Make sure the radiator or cooling systems are operating properly and while you're in there, you might as well remove any dirt or grime you find. Keeping your vehicles clean will make it easier to spot potential problems.
Make Sure the Operator Booth Is Getting the Job Done
If your heavy construction vehicle has an operator booth, don't forget to head up there and take a look around before the inspection. First, make sure there is nothing inside the booth that should not be there. If your employees have a bad habit of taking personal items into the booth with them, stop this problem now before it causes you a problem during a commercial inspection.
While in the booth, take the time to go through all controls and make sure that all lights and blinkers and warning systems are still operating correctly. You would hopefully notice this problem as soon as it happens, but sometimes things can get overlooked during a busy workday.
Contact a commercial vehicle inspection company like Mach 6 today for more information.Share