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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

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.

  • Be Compliance, Safety Accountability (CSA) enforcement ready
  • Learn the nomenclature
  • Properly prepare the required vehicle inspection documentation
  • Identify potential or existing vehicle equipment and/or loading faults and defects
  • Determine if the vehicle /load is roadworthy
  • Proper documentation of vehicle faults that need to be repaired or monitored
  • How to classify vehicle faults on a GO/NO-GO basis
  • Understanding the different inspection standards
  • Learn Advanced Techniques as well as the Basics
  • Safely Coupling/uncoupling a trailer
  • Brake Systems
  • The Engine compartment and engine
  • Tires
  • Suspension Inspection -including Air Bag failure
  • Inspecting the load securement devices
  • Determining Working Load Limits (WLL)
  • Proper blocking and bracing techniques
  • Inspecting tie-downs and anchor points
  • Loading of Vans, Reefers, and Flatbeds
  • Terms and Definitions
  • How-tos . . . with visuals of critical parts
  • The Daily Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR)
  • Sample Checklist
  • And much more . . .

Over 8 Years in the making!!

8 1/2 by 11 in. 223 page PDF

Who will benefit: drivers, inspectors, dispatchers, trainers, mechanics, supervisors, record-keepers, driver-managers, service personnel, loaders, load planners, load inspectors, and anyone inspecting commercial vehicles and their loads.

Use to train or refresh truck drivers.

The Go/No-Go system settles the endless disputes between drivers/mechanics.


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.