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Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) Inspecting your CMV
Truck inspectionsAnnual inspections Required for all vehicles 10,001 lbs or more or rating used in interstate or intrastate commerce A copy of a report or decal must be available with vehicle Conducted by qualified Individual
Vehicle inspection Inspector qualificationThe motor carrier is responsibleto ensure the person performingthe annual inspection is qualified.Applies to: Carrier employees. Commercial repair shops.
Vehicle inspection Brake inspector qualificationThe motor carrier must ensurethat all inspections, repairs orservice to brake systems aredone in compliance to FMCSA’srule 396.25
Truck InspectionsAnnual Inspection Inspection Must Comply With Standards Found in Appendix G of 49CFR
Truck Inspections Inspection report Copy of inspection report dated within 12 months, carried on vehicle Must be produced on request Decal attached to vehicle, must be legible, show date and certify theAny Trucking Co. inspection was doneAny Town, Iowa according to FMCSA’s rules
Vehicle inspection Out-of-service criteria Critical vehicle inspection Likely to cause an accident or breakdown No one shall operate, require another to operate a vehicle declared out of service until repairs are made An inspector cannot release a vehicle declared out of service until repairs are madeThe critical vehicle inspection criteria was established bythe Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance – representatives ofindustry and government -- across the United States, Canadaand Mexico.
Vehicle inspection Required front lights IDClearance OOSHeadlamps Turn/Hazard/Park
Vehicle inspectionSide marker lights Front Intermediate if Rear 30 ft or more