As previously reported by OTA, Regulation 199/07, “Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections” has been amended to match the National Safety Code Standard 13, “Trip Inspections”.
Additional housekeeping amendments have been made and updates to definitions to match other HTA regulations. 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 include:
- 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,
Trip Inspection reports available from the OTA Store (http://ontruck.org/ota-store/) have been updated to reflect the changes.
MTO will be providing an educational period until at least December 31, 2015 to provide time for commercial vehicle operators and drivers to use their existing stock of trip inspection reports.
During this period of educational enforcement officers may remind drivers / carriers verbally of the changes during roadside inspections, or they may document the issue in the remarks section of the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Report (CVIR) provided to drivers. Because of the educational period, enforcement officers have been directed not to note the issue in the defects section of the CVIR, so it will not display on a driver or carrier CVOR record.