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CVSA Revises Out-of-Service Criteria
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APRIL 9, 2019 – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recently updated its criteria for issuing out-of-service orders during roadside inspections. These changes went into effect on April 1 – just a few months before the annual roadside inspection blitz is set to occur.

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Updated annually, there were 12 amendments added to the previous out-of-service order criteria as part of this year’s update. These amendments impact how out-of-service orders are issued for violations dealing with driver medical/physical requirements, brake systems, cargo securement, exhaust systems, steering mechanisms, frames and driveline/driveshaft.

A few of the key amendments are as follows:

  • A driver who has a valid Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE), but who is not complying with its requirements, should be placed out of service.
  • If there are cracks through the vents in a vehicle’s rotors, it should be placed out of service to avoid a collapse of the rotor.
  • If the permanent driver’s seat is missing, and the driver is using a temporary seat that is not properly secured to the vehicle, the vehicle should be placed out of service.
  • If there is a non-manufactured hole in the steering system’s drag link, it should be placed out of service.

If you’re interested in reading the full list of amendments, you can find it here.  With Roadcheck only about two months away, now is the time to fully understand these standards – as well as what you can expect from this year’s 72-hour inspection blitz.

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