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TA Truck Service Certified Used Truck Inspections

A little peace of mind goes a long way.

We adhere the TA Truck Service Certified Used Truck emblem only to used trucks that have passed a DOT Annual Inspection and the additional key component checks listed below. This inspection provides a comprehensive snapshot of the truck’s overall health, as well as peace of mind. All DOT and TA Truck Service Used Truck inspections are conducted by ASE Certified Technicians. All inspection forms are completed by ASE Certified Technicians and submitted to an ASE Master Certified Technician for review and final authorization to place a "Certified Used Truck” emblem on the truck.

Key components checked during inspection:

  • Coolant system
  • Engine
  • Turbocharger
  • Powertrain
  • Charging and starting system
  • Electronic and emission controls
  • Air conditioning/HVAC

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In addition, technicians inspect the following cab components and note any issues or deficiencies on the Used Truck Inspection form left with the truck following inspection:

  • Gauge operation on the instrument cluster
  • AM/FM/CD radio operation
  • Tears or loose components on the seats
  • Broken or loose components on the dash

Inspection documentation is provided to the customer requesting the inspection ("Customer") and are also left in the inspected truck.

  • DOT Inspection form
  • Used Truck Inspection report
  • JPRO computerized diagnostics report
  • Electrical system check results
  • Cylinder performance results
  • Copy of TA’s Nationwide Limited Warranty

TA Truck Service Certified Used Truck Inspection Key Component Detail

Check Coolant System

  • Contamination
  • Quality test result
  • Pressure test
  • Coolant leaks
  • Water pump leaks
  • Radiator leaks
  • Fan clutch operation

Check Engine

  • Contamination
  • Quality test result
  • Pressure test
  • Coolant leaks
  • Water pump leaks
  • Radiator leaks
  • Fan clutch operation

Check Turbocharger

  • Oil leaks
  • Noises
  • Vibrations
  • Inspect Turbine

Check Powertrain

  • Transmission noise
  • Transmission lubricant
  • Transmission seals
  • Drive-line
  • Rear axle(s) noise
  • Rear axle(s) lubricant
  • Rear axle(s) leaks
  • Ride-height
  • Air bags

Check Charging and Starting System

  • ESCR
  • Starter
  • Solenoid
  • Alternator
  • Batteries

Check Electronic and Emission Controls

  • JPRO diagnostics
  • DPF “snap” test
  • Cylinder Cut-out

Check Air Conditioning/HVAC

  • Oil leaks
  • HVAC boxes
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerant compressor
  • Blower motor
  • Heater core HVAC control operation

Other cab components inspected noting any issues or deficiencies

  • Check instrument cluster for operation of all gauges
  • Check radio for proper operation (AM/FM/CD)
  • Check seats for any rips or loose components
  • Check dash for any broken or loose components

TA Truck Service Certified Used Trailer Inspections

A little peace of mind goes a long way.

We adhere the TA Truck Service Certified Used Trailer emblem only to used trailers that have passed a trailer DOT Annual Inspection, plus the additional key component checks listed below. This inspection provides a comprehensive snapshot of the trailer’s overall health, as well as peace of mind. All DOT and TA Truck Service Used Trailer inspections are conducted by ASE Certified Technicians. All inspection forms are completed by ASE Certified Technicians and submitted to an ASE Master Certified Technician for review and final authorization to place a “Certified Used Trailer” emblem on the trailer.

Key components checked during inspection:

  • General vehicle specifications
  • Axle and suspensions
  • Box units
  • Auxiliary components

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Inspection documentation is provided to the customer requesting the inspection ("Customer") and are also left in the inspected truck.

  • Trailer DOT Inspection form
  • Used Trailer Inspection report
  • ABS Diagnostics results
  • Copy of TA’s Nationwide Limited Warranty

TA Truck Service Certified Used Truck Inspection Key Component Detail

General Vehicle Inspection

  • Type
  • Trailer dimensions
  • Unloaded/tare vehicle weight
  • Weight rating
  • Color Frame rail material(s)
  • Floor material(s)
  • Landing gear code
  • Landing gear manufacture

Axle and Suspension

  • Manufacture
  • Model
  • Axle slide numbers
  • Axle slides condition
  • Axle slides release
  • Weight capacity suspension
  • Steer
  • Auto grease or air through
  • Hub materials
  • Hub lubrication
  • Wheel material

Box units

  • Outside walls
  • Inside walls
  • Inside Strap brackets
  • Inside scuff liner
  • Door condition
  • Roof
  • Reefer chute condition
  • Reefer vent condition
  • Reefer sealed join condition

Auxiliary Components

  • Type
  • Manufacture
  • Model
  • General condition
  • Basic control function

Additional Details:

A copy of any work order(s) for repairs made by TA at Customer's request will be included in the inspection documentation left in the inspected truck or with the inspected trailer. If for any reason inspection documentation is not in the inspected truck or with the inspected trailer, copies are available from the Customer. TA’s Nationwide Limited Warranty only applies to repairs made by TA at Customer’s request, and is limited by, and subject to, the terms of the Nationwide Limited Warranty. TA’s Nationwide Limited Warranty does not apply to the inspections themselves. Inspections of used trucks and trailers are performed by TA Truck Service (a dba of TA Operating LLC) solely to report information about a truck/trailer at the time of inspection. A “Certified Used” emblem adhered to a truck/trailer means only that the inspection reflected in the inspection documentation provided with the truck/trailer was conducted. The inspections, while thorough, do not and cannot address every item on a truck/trailer, and serve only as a guide and aid in the inspection process. TA Operating LLC does not provide implied or express warranties of any kind in connection with the inspections or the use of the “Certified Used” emblems. TA Operating LLC specifically disclaims any liability for any loss or damage arising in connection with ownership or operation of the inspected truck/trailer and further disclaims any liability for any damage or defects not found during inspections.
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