You must always look behind you before
Hissing sound, distinct odor, or frost on fittings.
Chock the wheels, support the nose of the trailer,
inspect the dock plate, check the trailer floor.
Never drive with the load up. Drive in reverse
when the load obstructs forward vision.
Inspections are also done so that the
operator can prevent mechanical failure
accidents and because the company needs to
prove compliance with OSHA’s requirement.