Insights - March/April 2017 - 13
Did You Know?
A provision of the federal regulations relating to
periodic inspections of commercial motor vehicles
could save time and money for IANA members.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has
determined that periodic inspection programs completed in 24
periodic inspection requirements by being comparable to,
or as effective as, the federal periodic inspection. This
means that members in those jurisdictions may be
conducting multiple inspections when it may not be
necessary to do so. The regulatory section of the
FMCSA regulations that permits this practice is
49 CFR §396.23.
"IANA is calling members' attention
to the issue of periodic inspections and
the equivalency of some state and
provincial programs as a service to
those who might not be aware of
this," said Steve Keppler, senior vice
president and members' point of
contact for questions.
The states where
inspections are equivalent
to the FMCSA periodic inspection are: Alabama, California,
Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New
Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah,
Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The District of
Columbia's program also is included on the list compiled by
Petroleum Gas Board.
The Canadian provinces include Alberta, British Columbia,
Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario,
Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan and the Yukon
The FMCSA listed the states last year in a little-noticed
portion of the Federal Register (FR Vol. 81, No. 51, Wednesday,
March 16, 2016, pages 14195-14197) relating to acceptance of
Mexico's periodic inspection program as an equivalent to U.S.
Oklahoma, which once had an inspection requirement,
repealed that provision and no longer complies, according to the
Federal Register notice.
Other states either don't have their own periodic inspection
programs or have been determined by FMCSA to not be
comparable to, or as effective as, the federal requirements.
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March/April 2017 | Intermodal Insights