The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2021 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is available for purchase.
The new criteria go into effect on April 1. The 2021 version replaces and supersedes all previous versions.
The out-of-service criteria are the pass-fail criteria for inspections. The criteria identify critical vehicle inspection items and detail the criteria that can prohibit a motor carrier or driver from operating a commercial motor vehicle for a specified period of time or until the condition is corrected.
CVSA offers different formats of the new criteria:
- Spiral-bound, hard-copy handbook
- Electronic PDF file with a restricted three device and/or web browser limit (cannot be printed or copy-and-pasted and is best viewed on a desktop computer)
- Spanish U.S. version
- Bilingual English/Spanish U.S. version
- French Canadian version
- Bilingual English/French Canadian version
CVSA also said it soon will release an app containing out-of-service criteria, along with inspection bulletins, real-life photo examples of vehicle and hazardous materials/dangerous goods violations, access to the CVSA Learning portal for online training, inspection procedures, operational policies, inspection, and educational videos, brochures, and more.
This article originally appeared on RefrigeratedTransporter.com