As previously reported by OTA, Regulation 199/07, “Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections” was amended in late 2014 to match the National Safety Code Standard 13, “Trip Inspections”.
Regulation 199/07 outlines the inspection criteria required for the daily inspection of a commercial motor vehicle including trucks, trailers and converter dollies that, on their own or in combination, have a total gross weight or registered gross weight exceeding 4,500 kilograms.
Changes to Regulation 199/07 specific to trucks included:
- Cab or sleeper door must function corrected from “any door”,
- Clarification by providing examples of what is considered “damaged”,
- Clarification a tire with a leak that can be felt or heard is a major defect,
- Moved an inoperative parking brake from a minor defect to a major defect,
As changes were required to trip inspection reports to come into compliance with the items above, MTO provided a year-long educational period that will end December 31, 2015 to provide time for commercial vehicle operators and drivers to use their existing stock of trip inspection reports.
Trip Inspection reports available from the OTA Store (http://ontruck.org/ota-store/) have been updated to reflect the changes.