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FMCSR 393 Lamp & Reflective Device Violations. Recent Violations Left side headlamp, out on low beam Inoperative required lamp, trailer tag light out.

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1 FMCSR 393 Lamp & Reflective Device Violations

2 Recent Violations Left side headlamp, out on low beam Inoperative required lamp, trailer tag light out Right side headlamp, out on low beam Requirement FMCSR 393 All required lamps shall be capable of being operated at all times, 393.9 (a)

3 Recent Violations Inoperative required lamp on right rear Inoperative ID lamp on left center of cab Inoperative left turn signal (OOS) Requirement FMCSR 393 All commercial motor vehicles manufactured on or after December 25, 1968, must, at a minimum, meet the applicable requirements, 393.11 (a) (1)

4 Recent Violations Recent Violations Reflector on right rear broken and missing 3 of 3 rear center ID lamps missing – Typical location Requirement FMCSR 393 A CMV shall not be operated unless it is equipped in accordance with the requirements of this part, 393.1 (c)

5 Recent Violations Both rear marker lights amber not red No CMV may be equipped with an amber stop, tail, or rear side marker lamp, 393.11 (c) Requirement FMCSR 393

6 Recent Violations No reflective sheeting on mud flaps – Required on vehicles manufactured after July 1997, 393.11 Rear mud flap retro reflective sheeting covered with mud Requirement FMCSR 393 Lamps and reflective devices must not be obscured, –By any part of the load or, –Covered by dirt or, –Other added vehicle equipment, 393.9 (b)

7 Requirements, FMCSR 393 Reflective sheeting on trailer sides –Retro reflective sheeting shall be applied to each side of the trailer or semitrailer –Each strip of retro reflective sheeting shall be positioned as horizontally as practicable, beginning and ending as close to the front and rear as practicable –Retro reflective sheeting shall cover at least half of the length of the trailer and the spaces between the segments of the strip shall be distributed as evenly as practicable, 393.13 (c) (1)

8 Requirements, FMCSR 393 Reflective sheeting lower rear area –Each strip of retro reflective sheeting shall be positioned as horizontally as practicable –Extending across the full width of the trailer –Beginning and ending as close to the extreme edges as practicable, 393.13 (c)(2)

9 Requirements, FMCSR 393 Reflective sheeting upper rear area –Two pairs of WHITE strips of retro reflective sheeting, each pair consisting of strips 12 inches long –Must be positioned horizontally and vertically on the right and left upper corners of the rear of the body of each trailer –As close as practicable to the top of the trailer and as far apart as practicable, 393.13(c)(3)

10 Preventing Violations Regular vehicle inspections include: –Pre-trip inspections –On-the-road safety checks –Post-trip inspections D.V.I.R. Daily Vehicle Inspection Report –Used to request all repairs –Signed by maintenance once repairs are made –Kept on file for 3 months

11 Preventing Violations Regular inspections insure preventive maintenance schedule is being used to: –Maintain vehicles in safe operating condition – Maximize vehicle life – Minimize vehicle service failures (road calls) – Minimize loss of accessibility due to equipment failure

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