June 29, by Ken Wagner. Level V is a vehicle-only inspection that includes the systems outlined in the above Level I inspection, but the driver is not present and this inspection can be performed at any location. A vigorous Preventive Maintenance PM Program that includes a thorough operator pre-trip inspection can identify issues that can be corrected before they turn into a vehicle Out-of-Service violation causing excessive vehicle downtime. The Mitchell 1 TruckSeries product provides valuable service information and specifications that can be used by service personnel to prevent the vehicle from being placed out of service by CVSA inspectors.
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The most recent version of the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria will take effect April 1, , and features a number of changes including to vehicle criteria, which has an entirely new section. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance revises the criteria annually to take into account regulatory changes within the past 12 months, enforcement and industry input, and advancements in vehicle technology.
The OOSC does not contain all possible violations occurring during a roadside inspection. Below are the highlights of the revisions to the OOSC. Note that the hazardous materials section of the OOSC had no changes for Drivers that have had their commercial driving privileges suspended by any jurisdiction not just their home jurisdiction will be placed out of service if the loss of privileges was due to a safety-related issue or an unknown issue. Please see this January 16, , Bulletin article for details.
A note was added explaining that CDL drivers who do not have their medical status on their motor vehicle record shall not be placed out of service if they have a valid medical card with them. An OOS violation was added for having a fraudulent medical card. Officers have been instructed on how to verify the truthfulness of a medical card if there are questions including contacting the medical examiner listed on the card. Driveline and driveshaft This is a new section, describing OOS violations involving the following components:.
Exhaust An exception was added to the exhaust portion of the criteria for buses. If there is an exhaust leak that is further forward than allowed six inches from the rear if the bus burns gasoline, 15 inches if it burns another fuel , the bus will not be placed out of service if the leak is behind the rearmost door or window that can be opened not counting emergency-only exits.
A corroded or damaged cross tube brace on certain types of suspensions is not considered a violation, much less an OOS violation. The suspension section now also uses modern terminology for axle position parts on spring and air ride suspensions.
A new paragraph deals with suspension component bushings. If the officer can move the axle position component along its axis because of a worn, damaged or missing bushing, the vehicle is to be placed out of service.
Suspension attachment welds cannot have a crack over 50 percent of the welded area, and the undercarriage rails and rail attachment cannot have a continuous crack of four feet or longer. Also, if the vehicle is equipped such that officers cannot measure pushrod travel on all brakes, they are to consider the inspection a Level 2 walkaround inspection, rather than a Level 1 complete driver and vehicle inspection. In addition, guidance was added asking the officer not to issue a sticker when unable to verify the travel on 20 percent or more of the brake pushrods, if the pushrods were visible but could not be measured.
An entirely new bulletin was added to cover the new driveline and driveshaft inspection section. To purchase contact Jennifer or visit the Shop. Posted on Thu, Print E-mail. Print E-mail Courtesy of J. Jul 8. Cargo Securement. Jul National Safety Code Program Course. Aug 13 - Aug Mar 9, Jan 8, Dec 16,
California has never adopted into the CVC an equivalent violation for enforcement within the state. In California when violations were noted it was primarily done by U. Data is also used by insurance companies to evaluate risk and can lead to dramatic increases in the cost of insurance or even cancellation of coverage. Moreover, CVSA would like to work with FMCSA to develop a standard test procedure for law enforcement to administer in determining whether the commercial driver meets a minimum standard for communication, as well as to provide assistance in the development of educational materials for industry and enforcement.
CVSA Has Updated Out of Service Criteria
The most recent version of the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria will take effect April 1, , and features a number of changes including to vehicle criteria, which has an entirely new section. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance revises the criteria annually to take into account regulatory changes within the past 12 months, enforcement and industry input, and advancements in vehicle technology. The OOSC does not contain all possible violations occurring during a roadside inspection. Below are the highlights of the revisions to the OOSC. Note that the hazardous materials section of the OOSC had no changes for