Class B CDL School Bus Pre-trip demonstration 2014

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okay the following would be a demonstration of what you will need to do to pass the free trip portion of your CDL exam warning lights are loading light turn signals and hazards high and low beam headlights we want to make sure they're proper color they're not cracked broken or damaged and there's a loose or missing parts you want to make sure that the bus is not leaning to the left or to the right and fluid leaks of any kind you know breathe oil or debris we want to make sure there's no coolant oil or power strength wood we're gonna check our crossbar it's bolted securely that fact damaged or broken no loose or missing parts all of them on the side as well all right we're going to start with our alternator our alternator is belted driven it's got no loose or missing parts it's not correct damaged or broken it is belt driven and the serpentine belt is right here if I were to push on the belt it will not deflect more than three quarters of an inch if we follow the hoses and mines down we will find our water pump it is also belt driven it's not cracked damaged or broken there's no loose or missing parts and nothing is leaking okay this is our windshield washer reservoir cap is in place bolted securely not correct broken damaged no loose or missing parts and it's not leaking and then we're going to take a look at our front and rear spring mounts they are bolted securely with the bolt bushings they're not cracked broken or damaged no loose or missing parts we have our torque leaf and our spring leaf they're not shifted cracked or broken no loose or missing parts we have our u-bolts they're also in place they're bolted securely no correct damaged or broken parts no loose or missing parts so shock absorbers bolted securely top and bottom no loose or missing parts it's not cracked damaged or broken and it's not leaking this is our ABS line or a brake line they are tied down securely they're not kinked or leaking there's no loose or missing parts not cracked damaged or broken it's attached securely to our brake chamber which is clamped securely there's no dents or holes and it's not leaking we want to take a look at our push rod and slack adjuster there's no loose or missing parts it's not correct damaged or broken if I were to chock the wheels and release the brake this would not move more than one inch if we were to remove the dust cover we would see that the brake linings are not worn dangerously thin we'd also see that our brake drums have no grease oil holes down or debris inside of them if we're checking the face of a front of our tire we want to make sure that there's no less than four thirty Seconds tread evenly worn all the way across the face of our tire has no abrasions bulges or cuts we're going to the rim of our tire there are no welds other than factory welds there's no dents or dings in the rim itself there is the valve stem which is straight it's centered it has a metal cap and if I were to check the tire pressure I would use a rubber mallet or a tire pressure gauge these are all of our lug nuts they're all in place they are all tight if one was loose we might see a rust trail indicating that that would be loose this is our hub oil seal all the bolts are in place and tight the its operating at the proper pressure level as well we also have our mud flap which is bolted securely not correct missing broken no loose or missing parts check that all of our Flyers and lines are tied down but not crack damaged or broken no loose or missing parts all the hoses are in place they also are tied down they're not crack damaged or broken no loose or missing parts and nothing is leaking we're going to check our oil dipstick we would remove it wipe it off reinsert it and take it back out again and it would read between add and fill we are going to check out our power steering reservoir we're going to do the same thing take the dipstick out wipe it and reinsert it we remove it again and it will read between a bezel as well our power steering reservoir you follow the hoses down will lead to the power steering pump which is gear driven and all the hoses and connections are made that thinks kinked are leaking no loose or missing parts we also have our air compressor which is also gear driven it's bolted securely no loose or missing parts all the connections are made and it is not leaking we're going to take a look at our coolant reservoir the coolant reservoir has adequate fluid inside cap is in place all the hoses are connected nothing's kinked or leaking there's no loose or missing parts nothing's cracked broken or damaged come on down to our gearbox our gearbox is bolted securely it's not correct damaged or broken no loose or missing parts and it is not leaking we have our Pitman arms in our drag link and right down there going across is the tie rod we want to make sure that there's no loose or missing parts they're not cracked damaged or broken and we also have our castle nut and Cotter key letter connected properly as well we would check the brakes suspension and wheels the same on this side as we did on the other I'll show you later that it's functioning properly we also have our handrails that are bolted securely not cracked damaged or broken no loose or missing parts our stepped ride is in place it's not lifted to put pose a tripping hazard we have our step lights that are the proper color not correct broken or damaged and loose or missing parts and you'll see later that they are functioning proper color would be amber before the duels and read after also broken as well we're gonna take a look underneath of the bus underneath the bus we want to check our frame and cross members we want to make sure that they are not correct broken or damaged there's no loose or missing parts we're also going to check out our exhaust system make sure it's straight and that it has no pattern coming out of it if you had a sit pattern or you would that would indicate a hole you also want to make sure that if the bus was running to listen for excessive noise right here we have our drive shaft that's straight it's centered it's not hanging on the hangers which the hangers are also in place they're bolted securely it's not cracked broken damaged no loose or missing parts and then we're going to move back we want to check out our front and rear spring mounts in the back it's bolted securely there is no loose or missing parts it's not cracked damaged or broken in front and back we also want to make sure that our bushings are in place they're not crack damaged or broken no loose or missing parts inside of here we're gonna also check out our Torx brief torque leaf and spring leaf they are not shifted cracked or broken no loose or missing parts we also have the u-bolts that are in place not missing no loose or missing parts not cracked damaged or broken we're going to check out our shop absorber it's bolted securely top and bottom not crack damaged or broken no loose or missing parts and it's not leaking we want to take a look at our air brakes the brake lines are tied down they are not kinked or leaking there's not no loose or missing parts not correct damaged or broken they are attached to the brake chamber brake chamber has no dents or holes it's not leaking and it's clamped securely we want to look over at our brake linings they're not worn dangerously thin and then our brake drums have no grease oil hole dents or debris and there's no loose or missing parts and nothing's correct damage your boat in there as well we're going to take a look at our push rod and slack adjuster there's no loose or missing parts it's not crack damaged or broken and if I were to chock the wheels and release the brakes they would not move more than one inch we're going to take a look at our bud wheel our bud wheel is evenly spaced but has enough spacer and there's nothing between my duals look at those tires themselves we want to make sure that the tire is worn evenly no less than two thirty Seconds tread evenly worn all the way across we're going to look at the face of the tire make sure there's no abrasions bulges or cuts we're gonna look at the rim of the tire make sure it has no well does it in factory weld and then it's not dented or there's no pits or damage to the rim itself going to take a look at all of our lug nuts we want to make sure that they are all in place and that they are all tight if one was loose you would see a rust pattern around the lock itself we're going to look at our axle seal all of the bolts are in place and tight and if there was you would see a spray pattern if there was a leak we're gonna check out our bail stems they are straight they're centered they have metal caps both inside and out and if we were to check the tire pressure we would use a rubber mallet or a tire pressure gauge we're gonna take a look at our rear mudflaps splash guard it's below fit securely no rips or tears we're also going to take a look at our air bags air bags are mounted securely with top and bottom air mounts they're bolted securely no loose or missing parts and they are not leaking and we also want to take a look at our torsion bar which appears to be functioning normally it's not correct broken or damaged no loose or missing parts we're gonna move to our guilty I'm going to take a look at our fuel tank we want to make sure that the tank and the cage around the tank and the cap itself the cap is in place the cage is bolted securely not correct broken or damaged no loose or missing parts and neither one are leaking we're gonna check our clearance point our warning lights are loading light our backup light our brake light is top and bottom our turn signals and hazards and our reflectors we want to make sure that they are the proper colors they're not cracked broken or damaged no loose or missing part we're gonna look at our rip emergency door open the light and Barbara's come around to this plant the bus we would check this side of the bus just as we did the opposite side in addition we would also check our stop arm which is bolted securely proper lenses are in place they're not cracked broken or damaged no loose or missing parts for battery box this is a circuit breaker bus there are no extra fuses as we get on the bus we're gonna check our emergency equipment our first aid kit has 24 dry box bandages proof of insurance and three emergency contacts this is our body fluid cleanup kit which is fully stocked we've got our five pound fire extinguisher which is rated dated and charged and over here we have our three reflective triangles and our six few Z's or flares we want to check out our windshield we want to make sure that there's no cracks or pits we want to make sure those no decals or stickers we're gonna check also our mirrors to make sure that they are adjusted for me our student mirror I can see all the way to the back and the top of the first seat they it is bolted securely there's no loose or missing parts as well as our visor is bolted securely no loose or missing parts not cracked damaged or broken this time we're going to do a safe start what's a start is must needs to be in neutral and the parking brake set check out our front and rear air tanks we want to make sure they're sitting between 120 and 125 and at 125 the governor cut up will cut out and it will make up meter will sit between 12 and 14 we have ample fuel a tachometer our code ometer water temperature gage will that resting point about 190 and our oil temperature our oil gauge will read between 40 and 60 that's the governor cut off we're going to check our inside indicator pacified going to check our reverse sound as well as checking each of our gears that it runs wipers we're gonna check all of our fans and our rear heater that's time great Chester super to here to show that our parking brake we're going to we're gonna put it back in accessory so all of our gauges light up and function we want to make sure that our air pressure tanks are holding and they do not lose more than two psi in a minute and at this time you're going to ask the tester if they would like to time that and they will when they're done timing it you'll move on to the next brake test and that's going to be by applying heavy pressure on your service brake after the initial drop it will not drop more than three psi in a minute and once again you will ask them if they would like to time that when they are done timing it you'll move on to the final brake warning light came on as well Oh help which brings out Tarrance receive is gold want to check all over other states go back down the line and on our way back we're going to check all of our seat backs to make sure that they are also secured and well we move up this way we're going to check she hatches we're going to why the lights come on the buzzers strobe-light it's fun crack damage continue checking the seats seatbacks stop at the window the light come on the buzzers down and goes off when it's latched again I would check the other roof much the same way other free windows continue checking birth defects this time going to ask your Chester [Applause] stop right side once you let them off the bus make sure I can


35 Comments

Therese Mileti · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/6a76c394-d2e3-4f05-b68a-db0388b7fc50

ENGLISH TRANSCRIPT This is a written english transcript of the pre-trip inspection

john hershey · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

Good job. Teach me something new.

SunnyBri · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

If something is "Cracked" wouldn't it be considered therefore "Damaged" or even "Broken"?

brian pugh · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

really good only thing I can add is chalk the wheels when doing the air brake checks as the vehical can roll in neutral and cause an injury or damage

Austin Garrison · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

i am gonna be a bus driver when i turn 21 years old please like

Micah Greer · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

I want to see school bus stop arm

dana kirkwood · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

I just wanted to let you know this video helped me pass my CDL test. I tell all our new School Bus Drivers to be about this video and they all have said it helped so much. Thank you so much for posting this. I've told my trainers about it as well.

Thomas Ritter · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

Done correctly.

Keith Parker · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

This lady is excellent on the pre trip inspection and she’s the reason why I passed the pre trip to allow me to obtain my Cdl

Courtney Zeich · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

Therese….I DID IT!!!! I PASSED MY CDL driving test thanks 100% to you!!!!!!!!!! I also nailed my parallel parking! Your video's were EXCELLENT!!!!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart <3

Rae Bowen · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

As a parent, I think NYS has gone too far. They are bus drivers not freaking mechanics. You need to butt the freak out NYS. OR YOUR NOT GOING TO HAVE ANY BUS DRIVERS LEFT! You dont pay enough to put up with even more BS just because you want to stick your noses even further into education. It's not enough for you to completely mess with education and create common core no now you mess with jobs. If I have any say and I do you can screw you we leave NYS and go elsewhere and at the rate your going you'll have a ghost state because your infringing on the schools right to employ drivers instead of mechanics. You want my kids bus driver to be a mechanic too then you'd better up the pay cuz you definitely dont pay them enough to deal with you. In fact I'm sick of my kids themselves having to deal with you. You dont own me just because I am a resident. And you dont own my kids. I suggest EVERYONE in NYS leave for 1 week. When you have no salary maybe then you politicians will learn your place. We are your boss not the other way around.

Brodsky Cenafils · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

Hey great video

Daniel · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

Thank you!

Tony Lawrence · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

WOW, What a Fantastic Job, Thank You Theresa, I'm studying to take my B licence & My Exams, and this video i'll watch 100 times Your Great…

Mady Brothers · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

you are a life saver

Jake Walter · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

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Forrest Merryman · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

Great VIdeo. Our district just completed an annotated video under twenty minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxjUWdwE2uA

andrew dennis · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

Taking my road test today thanks for your help.

Courtney Zeich · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

EXCELLENT!!!!!!
Wow! I take my test in NJ on 1/29th. I'm so greatful for this video. May I have a script emailed to me:
[email protected]
Your amazing! Happy New Year

The Amazing Brady C C · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

I am a kid, and I want to be a bus driver thanks for the vid

T S · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

Thank you so much again.  I will check this out too.  Teri

T S · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

I feel dumb… cracked, broken or damaged,    loose or missing parts, bolted securely, Some things this applies and other things no…im not sure I will get that right at the right time!  This is so hard for me! 🙁

Sandys Kreationz · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

would you happen to have an updated version of this, as of 2018. i see this video was filmed in 2014, 4 yrs ago. So much has changed.

Sandys Kreationz · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

the files are in spanish

Jake Walter · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

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Emmanuel Carrion · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

Hello. I’m in NJ and on January 15th I take my pre trip inspection!! Can’t wait

Mikado Ryuugamine · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

I have one week to be ready for my test and this video
Is my bible

Michael Venable · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

Therese I passed my entire CDL test today all on the first try!! Thank you so much!!!! I continually watched your videos in conjunction with studying my cdl manual (& practice) and successfully passed all my tests today obtaining my class b cdl!! The parallel parking video helped me tons and was very useful during the test also! Many thanks again for these lessons 🙂

Laquandra Taylor · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

Hi Theresa Meleti. Will you please email me a script. I'm having a hard time learning my parts and I take my test in a week. [email protected]

Carvell Austin III · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

I did this whole pretrip excluding under the bus for the first time yesterday! I did pretty good too. Now I have to learn under the bus and fine tune my whole pretrip and I’ll be set!!! I’ve watched this same video everyday since I’ve had my permit

Dominick LaFranca · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

https://youtu.be/3KX0h9VH5-w

Gary Glass · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

the crossing arm is tucked under the magnet that holds it in place when not stopped, so how is the arm gonna be effective when can't be extended? they overlooked this before filming the video eh, I can assure you that all these things she is pointing out are not checked before beginning a bus route!

Subhuman Sergey · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

This video has been SO HELPFUL! Honestly I’ve learned so much and my test is coming up and im feeling confident!

Otro Ortro · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

My questions you a bus driver or a mechanic 😂😂😂 why did they want as to learn all that when theres people who do this job are we mechabic and bus builder or we the driver i never understand this its easier to just take the bus to where they can check it everyday at the end of the day but no they just want it to make difficul to get the licenced

Jenny Guzman · May 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm

You forgot your seat belt

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