The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 2019 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria went into effect on Monday, April 1. The 2019 criteria replaces and supersedes all previous versions.
The criteria are used on a pass-fail basis for roadside safety inspections. Violations can render the driver, vehicle and/or motor carrier out of service until the condition or violation can be repaired or corrected.
A full list of the changes, which were approved in October, can be found here.
The changes include placing a vehicle out of service if it has cracks in structural supports of a brake rotor, a missing driver’s seat, and defects in the steering mechanism.
A new North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is put into effect every April 1. Print and electronic versions of the 2019 edition of the handbook are available for purchase through the CVSA online store.
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