Friday, April 17, 2009

Trucking: CVSA Out of Service Criteria Handbook

Attending a lawyer convention this week, I had a chance to hear from a Public Safety Officer regarding truck inspections.

The bible for an officer when conducting an inspection? A book called the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria.

Part I details violations which place a driver out-of-service.

Part II identifies critical vehicle inspection items and criteria for placing a vehicle out-of-service.

Part III details unsafe hazardous materials transportation, including both conditions which fail to communicate a hazard and those which are themselves hazards.

Part IV outlines the criteria for placing a motor carrier out-of-service.

If you investigate wrecks involving tractor trailers, it's worth buying. Get it