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