Specific components like pushout windows, emergency doors, and emergency door marking lights must be inspected every 90 days.
Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports
Drivers need to complete a daily post-trip inspection report, identifying the vehicle and any defects or problems that could impact safety or lead to a breakdown. The carrier must certify that defects have been fixed or are not an immediate concern, and they must keep the report for three months.
Drivers must complete a daily inspection report at the end of each day they drive to help identify any problems with the vehicle.
These records should include the vehicle’s identification, inspection, maintenance schedules, and records of all inspections, repairs, and maintenance. Additionally, tests on certain safety parts of the commercial vehicle must be documented.
Roadside Inspection Reports
Drivers who receive a roadside inspection report must give it to their employer. On receiving the report, the employer will review and sign the report within 15 days. This certifies that all violations have been addressed. The carrier must also keep a copy of these reports for 12 months.
Every commercial vehicle, including parts of combination vehicles, must undergo an annual inspection. These inspections, however, must follow specific standards given by the FMSCA. Carriers can do this themselves, but the inspection report must be kept for 14 months.
Inspectors must be knowledgeable about specific inspection standards and be able to identify defective components. Brake inspectors must meet minimum qualifications, which can be achieved through training programs or relevant experience. Records of inspector qualifications must be kept for the duration of employment and an additional year.
Georgia follows and enforces these regulations when commercial vehicles operate within the state, commonly referred to as intrastate travel.
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