MM3671, Lesson 2
Remember, you are determining the safety and the strength of the MILVAN with this inspection. Be sure
to inspect every part of the interior for weakness, damage, or any condition that would make the MILVAN
If you find no reason to reject the MILVAN from your inspection of the interior, go back outside and inspect
the remainder of the exterior.
Item 3-Curb Side (Exterior). Inspect the curb side of the MILVAN for damage or distortion that would weaken the
container or threaten its cargo (figure 2-17). Pay particular attention to both the bottom and top rails and the
corner fittings as you proceed. Remember that the corner fittings provide the means of handling, stacking, and
securing the MILVAN.
Figure 2-17. Curb Side (Exterior) Showing Inspection Points and Showing Unacceptable Damage to the Side.
Items 4 and 5-Front and Road Side (Exterior). Examine the road side of the MILVAN and the front, checking in
particular the top and bottom rails, corner fittings, and panels for any damage or distortion (figure 2-18).
Item 6-Roof. Climb on the roof and inspect it for holes and damage, and for any depression that would allow
water to gather (figure 2-19). Check it for any unacceptable repair, such as an insecure weld or other improperly
sealed patch. The roof must be firm and watertight.