13 CCR 1234(f) 13 CCR 1234(f) 13 CCR 1234(f)13 CCR 1234(f)(a) Identification of the vehicle including, make, model, license number, or other means of positive identification? (b) Date or mileage and nature of each inspection, maintenance, lubrication, and repair performed? (c) The inspection, maintenance, and lubrication intervals? (d) The name of the lessor or contractor furnishing any vehicle?
CARRIER-PERFORMED INSPECTIONS (Questions 25 through 29 apply only to motor carriers operating the following vehicles.) Motortrucks of three or more axles which are more than 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating.Trailers and semitrailers, pole or pipe dollies, auxiliary dollies, and logging dollies used in combination with vehicles listeabove.
Camp trailers (VC 242), trailer coaches (VC 635), and utility trailers (VC 666), as defined, are not included.Any motortruck with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds (excluding a pickup truck as defined in 471 VC), while towing any trailer or semitrailer that results in a combination length over 40 feet (excluding trailer coaches, camptrailers, and utility trailers, as those terms are defined in the Vehicle Code).Any truck, or any combination ofa truck and any other vehicle, transporting hazardous materials in an amount that requires the display of placards, a hazardous materials transport license, or a hazardous waste transporter registration.Do your 90-day safety inspections include at least the following:
(a) Brake adjustment? (b) Brake system components and leaks? (c) Steering and suspension systems? (d) Tires and wheels? (e) Vehicle connecting devices (fifth wheels, kingpins, pintle hooks, drawbars, chains, etc.)? Are defects which are noted during 90-day inspections corrected prior to operating the vehicle on the highway?
(a) Identification of the vehicle including, make, model, license number, company vehicle number or other means of (b) Date and nature of each inspection and repair performed?
(c) The signature of your authorized representative attesting to the inspection and to the completion of all required Are these inspection records retained for at least two years?
(Questions 30 through 34 apply to Tour Bus operators only [VC 612]) Do your 45-day safety inspections include at least the adjustment? (b)
Brake system components and leaks? (c)
Steering and suspension systems? (d)
Tires and wheels? Are defects which are noted during 45-day inspections corrected prior to operating the tour bus on the highway?
(a) Identification of the vehicle including, make, model, license number, or other means of positive identification?
(b) Date and nature of each inspection and repair performed?
(c) The signature of your authorized representative attesting to the inspection and to the completion of all required VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION This checklist, while detailed, cannot list all possible items where compliance with law or regulation could be an issue, nor cexplore all possible applications of CHP policy in the assignment of ratings.
A motor carrier who examines his or her operatiousing this checklist as a guide can identify areas where compliance may be weak, and take action to improve those areas.
Some of these items may not apply to every type of carrier.
Laws and regulations change over time, and staying current with these changes is one of the keys to success for anyone who operates or directs the operation of commercial vehicles.
This checklist is not law; it is intended only to assist motor carriers in achieving success in the area of highway safety.
It doesbind the CHP to a particular determination regarding the compliance of any motor carrier with laws and regulations in existenceat any given moment.
Any conflict between this checklist and a law or regulation, or future change in CHP policy, will be resolved in favor of the law, regulation, or policy.
This checklist will be revised to reflect significant changes in these arMotor Carrier Safety Units listed below.Valley Division.
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If trade or manufacturers names or products are mentioned, it is only because they are considered essential to the object of the publication and should not be construed as an eni ii EMPLOYER Quick Reference 2 EMPLOYER QUICK-REFERENCE How do I apply for new entrant registration and a U.S.DOT number? Application Package and Audits 27Who can certify drivers? Classroom qualifications must drivers meet? Exemptions ...45Requirements and Checklist ..45Physical Requirements 47 cation Forms 48Employment From Previous Drivers ...69Inquiry to State Agency ....56Annual Driving Record Review .57Traf c Violations ....58Road Test Examiners Report ...60Medical Examiners Certicate ..68Applying for Exemptions .70Skill Performance Evaluations ...Laws and Regulations ...72What endorsements do drivers need for specialized vehicles? CMV Groups 21Hazardous Safety Permit Program ...information do I need to keep on file? Recordkeeping and Alcohol Testing Requirements ...13Length of Record Retention ..15DOT Alcohol Testing Form ...17cation File Checklist .48Proof of Insurance ..32Maintenance Records .
actions do I take if substance abuse is suspected? Testing and Procedures 13Drivers Who Test Positive 15What actions do I take if a driver commits a traffic offense? cation of Drivers ....19Suspension Timelines ..20How is the company reviewed Review and Audit ...of Rating ..26New Entrant Application and Requirements ..27Safety insurance coverage is required by law? Minimum Levels of Financial Responsibility 38DOT Forms and Endorsements ..32What are the general FMCSA regulations? Exceptions ....41Accident cation Reports ....43Vehicle ..43What parts and accessories are required to comply with safe operation? Lamps .74ectors 74 ex Reectors...74Brake Systems ...74Breakaway and Emergency Braking ....75Brake Components and Slack Adjustors ...75Brake Warning Devices ....76Automatic and Antilock Systems ....76Windshield ....76Fuel Devices ...76Tires ....77Sleeper End Belts .78Emergency Equipment 78Fire Extinguisher ....78Cargo Securement ...79Frames 79Cab and Body Components ...79Wheels 79Suspension Wheel Systems ...79Education
Maintenance Management and Safety Guide Public Transportation Division Revised March 2003 Table of Contents Maintenance Goals and Maintenance Inspections and Management by of Texas Safety Management Information Accessibility Maintenance of Maintenance Standards for and Appendix A
Road Call Information B
Road Call C
PM Guide and D
Transit Bus PM E
Preventive Maintenance and Inspection, Vans and F
Operators Defect G
Pre-Trip Inspection H
Vehicle Cleanliness Inspection/Task I
Transit Agency Vehicle Maintenance: Weekly J
Bus Maintenance Work K
Vehicle Master M
Facility Inspection O
Warranty Claim 1
OverviewMaintenance Management Guide 1 TxDOT March 2003(rev) Overview s grant management guidelines for the states through published circulars.
Guidelines and management procedures for Metropolitan Planning grants, Capital Program grants and Urbanized Area Formula grants are contained in FTA Circular 5010.1C.
Requirements associated with Urbanized Area Formula Program Grants are published bilities Program are contained in , and grant management guidelines for Non-Urbanized Areas Program are .
These circulars have provided the framework for this vehicle and facility maintenance guide.Texas Administrative C, was adopted to protect the public investment in real property and equipment purchased with stgrants the Department of Transportation (TxDOT) authority to ensure that subrecipients maintain The purpose of this maintenance management guide is to assist the transit agencies develop a maintenance program that encompasses the maintenance standards listed below.mandatory; however, failure to establish and observe a maintenance program constitutes grounds for TxDOT to direct the transfer or disposition of the vehicle or equipment.
Transit agencies shall have a maintenance program that includes: maintenance planPreventive maintenance inspections and scheduled servicesProvisions for accessible equipmentManagement of maintenance resources;
Warranty compliance and recovery; and
for maintenance subcontractors.
in each Texas Department of Transportation district officehas an electronic version of this document if a transit agency wants to copy any material into their management plans.
Maintenance PlanMaintenance Management Guide 2 TxDOT March 2003(rev) Introduction Transit agencies shall have an up to date maintenance plan which outlines the maintenance onsibility for performing maintenance on all vehicles, real property, and equipment in the transit agency.
It isshop equipment, and tools in safe, reliable, a requires management, trainers, drivers, fuelers, and mechanics to bepreventive maintenance results from all staff working together as a team.Management
Management must be sure that all staff is properly trained in preventive maintenance.
The manager must know all parts of the preventive maintenance program, supervise its implementation and Driver Trainers
Trainers must ensure that maintenance.
Trainers must make sure that drivers understand and can perform their preventive maintenance roles well.Drivers
Only the driver sees, hears, and feels thions, the driver must know ththe life of the equipment.
They must make sure that all fluid levels are checked each time that the vehicle is fueled.
No vehicle should be sent into service low on oil, antifreeze, automatic transmission,
fluid must also be checked and filled.
Fuelers must be trained to spot cracked or broken belts, loose or broken brackets, and clutch adjustments.Mechanics
Mechanics are the momaintenance process.
Due to the variety of vehicles, mechanics must be specifically trained for each type of vehicle they might maintain.
Upon completing the preventive maintenance, the mechanic signs the
accounting for the work that has been done.
Maintenance PlanMaintenance Management Guide 3 TxDOT March 2003(rev) Maintenance Goals and Objectives A written maintenance plan should include specific goals and objectives and a means of achieving them.
Your overall goal should be to keep your vehiand objectives of the maintenance program should include or address at a minimum: environment, new technology and other impacts; Chassis, body, and component manufacturers recommended maintenance practices; Systematic inspections, services, and repairs performed under local environmental, state, A fleet life plan; The proper management of parts, equipment, facilities, fleet, and personnel; and Section 3
Preventive Maintenance Inspections Maintenance Management Guide 4 TxDOT March 2003(rev) Introduction Vehicle and component manufacturers prepare manuals that recommend maintenance practices as troubleshooting, removal,replacement of components.
These manuals are an important part of the vehicle maintenance plan as they define specific maintenance intervals and provide critical information when the maintenance work is actually being performed.Preventive maintenance (PM) infollow the minimum required by the manufacturer, supplier, or builder.
If preventive maintenanaccording to the guidelines of the manufacturer, supplier, or builder, a transit agency may jeopardize any claim to a warranty.Preventive maintenance (PM) inbe performed, and documented according to a schedule.
All documentation should be kept through the Whenever a mechanic or tow truck is dispatched to a vehicle in service, a road call should also be documented.
The road call report can be done by the can be classified as chargeable (maintenan (warranty item); or categorized by driver, fault, vehicle, and mechanic.
The purpose of monitoaluate the transit agencys overal