GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES (Continued).
Hoses. Look for wear, damage, and signs of leaks. Ensure that clamps and fittings are tight.
Wet spots indicate leaks, of course, but a stain around a fitting or connector can also mean a
leak. If a leak comes from a loose fitting or connector, tighten. If something is broken or worn
out, report it to your supervisor.
Fluid Leakage. It is necessasry for you to know how fluid leakage affects the status of your
trailer. The following are definitions of the types/classes of leakage you need to know to be
able to determine the status of your equipment. Learn and be familiar with them, and
remember - when in doubt, notify your supervisor.
Leakage Definitions of PMCS
Leakage indicated by wetness or discoloration, but not great enough to form
Leakage great enough to form drops, but not enough to cause drops to drip
from the item being checked/inspected.
Leakage great enough to form drops that fall from the item being checked/
Operation is allowable with Class I and Class II leakage. WHEN IN DOUBT, NOTIFY
YOUR SUPERVISOR. When operating with Class I or Class II leaks, check fluid
levels more frequently. Class III leaks must be reported immediately to your
supervisor. Failure to do this will result in damage to vehicle and/or components.