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Update: Out of Service Criteria for 2019

by Charlotte Freed | Apr 05, 2019

Truck driver inspectionEach year the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) updates the North American Standard Out-of-Service criteria. Updates cover everything from brakes to cargo securement devices. As a professional driver, it is important to stay up-to-date on these changes, ensuring you know what to look for in a pre-trip inspection to help keep you and your vehicle on the road.

Below you will find a summary of the CVSA’s updated out of service criteria:

  • Decals: exposed expired decals could cause a vehicle to be placed out-of-service. Drivers must remove decals rather than covering them with newer versions. This will prevent confusion if expired decals are not completely covered.
  • Bearing Straps: a broken bearing strap could leave a vehicle out-of-service, as a broken strap would have the same imminent hazard as a missing, broken or loose retainer bolt.
  • Brakes and Rotors: cracks through vents indicate that a collapse of the rotor is imminent. Vehicles can be placed out of service for having cracks in rotors in the vent area.

These are just a few of the many changes that can place either a driver or a vehicle out of service. To be prepared for CVSA’s annual road check, which takes place from June 4-6, review all of the CVSA’s updates.

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