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I. Driving techniques
 
Brake inspection
 

While you are not expected to be able to repair your brakes, you should be able to tell when there is a problem. Use the following inspection routine as part of your daily trip inspection.

  1. Hydraulic brakes (without power assist):
    • Apply brakes moderately and hold.
    • If the pedal shows a steady drop, the vehicle should be taken out of service and the system inspected professionally.
  2. Hydraulic brakes (with power assist):
    • With the engine stopped, pump the brake pedal several times to eliminate power assist.
    • Apply brakes moderately and hold.
    • Start the engine (the pedal should drop slightly) and stop.
    • If the pedal continues to drop or does not drop (no power assist), stop the engine. The vehicle should be taken out of service and the system inspected professionally.