Truck and Trailer Inspection Workshop
7-17-point Inspection process Border Concealment & Recent Trends Tractor/Trailer Compartment Awareness Using Recent & PastSeizures:
Tractors Trailers Tankers Flatbeds, Steak beds, Bobtails, & Live Stock Trailers Within Commodity Driver Compartment Searching and Terrorism
Conduct a Systematic Inspection
Begin and endyour inspection at the same point every time.
7-Point Inspection Be systematic
17-Point Truck & Trailer Inspection
1. Bumper 2. Engine 3. Tires (truck & trailer) 4. Floor (inside truck) 5.Fuel Tanks 6. Cab/ Storage Compartments 7. Air Tanks 8. Drive Shafts 9. Fifth Wheel 10. Outside/ Undercarriage 11. Outside/ Inside Doors 12. Floor (inside trailer) 13. Side Walls 14. Front Wall 15.Ceiling/ Roof 16. Refrigeration Unit 17. Exhaust
Smuggling Trend Changes
Where is it?
Indicators – Tractor/Trailers
Lack of compliance to, conformity with, or familiarization of Customsimportation procedures. Questionable cost effectiveness of operation, trip, or cargo handling.
Newly acquired vehicle or newly formed company. The equipment does not fit the job.
WHAT ARE THE TRENDS IN YOUR AREA ?
Reefer Trailer Floors Reefer Trailer Walls
Non-factory Compartments Trailer Roof
Evidence is Always Present
SIGN CUTTING - is the perception andinterpretation of detail. (Visual indications that an area has been disturbed or altered).
Image fills this entire area (OR originates at the upper left corner of the area outlined and is sized to the fullwidth or height of this bounding box.)
Repetition allows recognition of normal factory construction, normal oxidation, and dirt accumulation from road use.
Scratches Burn/WeldMarks Tampered Bolts/Rivets Fresh Grease Fresh Paint Silicone Fiberglass/Bondo Patchwork Odor Masking Substances After Market Modification
New Screws & Bolts
New Bolts, Weld Marks, Etc....