Vehicle Safety Inspection & Load Securement Manual
NOTICE: 49 C.F.R. Part 393 and the North American Driver/Vehicle/Load Securement and Safety Inspection requirement are in effect for all persons or companies (including Canadian and Mexican) with a driver operating a vehicle in their business (incl. sports with prize money as racing, boating etc. ) over 10,001 pounds or a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), or drivers in the U.S. from Canada or Mexico.
Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)
Special Truck and Tractor-trailer Edition
CMV SAFETY INSPECTION
As of 2005 much of Part 393 - Parts & Accessories, has been revised a number of times.
Knowing how to inspect makes the critical difference between success and failure.
8 1/2 by 11 in. 223 page PDF
CMV SAFETY INSPECTION Order No. SI393 $9.95
WHO NEEDS TO PURCHASE THE CMV SAFETY INSPECTION & LOAD SECUREMENT GUIDE:
All drivers, dispatchers, supervisors, mechanics, inspectors, etc.
Is your driver operating a vehicle over 10,001 pounds or a Commercial Motor Vehicle? Yes.
If Yes, the CMV must be inspected by the driver prior to the trip, enroute and after the trip. Documentation of the inspection is required ($1,000 federal fine, per vehicle, per day.)
Is your driver hauling anything that is not permanently attached to the vehicle? Yes.
If Yes, then all Cargo must be secured. Cargo includes the items of cargo and any: loose shovels, tools, boxes, oil or fuel containers, dunnage, load securement devices, mixer chutes, poles, ladders, chains, excavating equipment, welding and burning equipment, straps, cants, chocks, etc.
Any use of BUNGEE CORDS for load securement is ILLEGAL .
BUNGEE CORDS have NO Working Load Limits (WLL).
49 CFR Part 393 applies to every person and to all employers of such persons who operate a commercial motor vehicle in any state.