Inspection Procedures

North American Standard Level I Inspection Procedure   |   North American Standard Level I Passenger Vehicle Inspection Procedure   |   North American Cargo Tank and Other Bulk Packagings Inspection Procedure   |   North American Standard Hazardous Materials/Transportation of Dangerous Goods Inspection Procedure

North American Standard Level I Inspection Procedure—Click Here

  1. Choose the Inspection Site
  2. Approach the Vehicle
  3. Greet and Prepare Driver
  4. Interview Driver
  5. Collect the Driver's Documents
  6. Check for the Presence of Hazardous Materials/Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  7. Identify the Carrier
  8. Examine Driver's License
  9. Check Medical Examiner's Certificate and Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) Certificate (If Applicable)
  10. Check Record of Duty Status
  11. Review Driver's Daily Inspection Report (If Applicable)
  12. Review Periodic Inspection Report(s)
  13. Prepare Driver for Vehicle Inspection
  14. Inspect Front of Tractor
  15. Inspect Left Front Side of Tractor
  16. Inspect Left Saddle Tank Area
  17. Inspect Trailer Front
  18. Inspect Left Rear Tractor Area
  19. Inspect Left Side of Trailer
  20. Inspect Left Rear Trailer Wheels
  21. Inspect Rear of Trailer
  22. Inspect Double, Triple and Full Trailers
  23. Inspect Right Rear Trailer Wheels
  24. Inspect Right Side of Trailer
  25. Inspect Right Rear Tractor Area
  26. Inspect Right Saddle Tank Area
  27. Inspect Right Front Side of Tractor
  28. Inspect Steering Axle(s)
  29. Inspect Axles 2 and/or 3
  30. Inspect Axles 4 and/or 5
  31. Prepare the Vehicle and Check Brake Adjustment
  32. Inspect Tractor Protection System
    (This procedure tests both the tractor protection system and the emergency brakes.)
  33. Inspect Required Brake System Warning Devices
  34. Test Air Loss Rate
  35. Check Steering Wheel Lash
  36. Check Fifth Wheel Movement
  37. Complete the Inspection

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North American Standard Level I Passenger Vehicle Inspection Procedure—Click Here

TL - Team Leader
FI - Front Inspector
RI - Rear Inspector

  1. Inspection Preparation (TL)
  2. Greet and Prepare the Driver and Passengers (TL)
  3. Collect Driver's Documents (TL)
  4. Interview Driver (TL)
  5. Identify the Carrier (TL)
  6. Examine Commercial Driver's License (TL)
  7. Check Medical Examiner's Certificate and Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) Certificate (TL)
  8. Check Record of Duty Status (TL)
  9. Review Vehicle Inspection Reports (TL)
  10. Check Passenger Area (TL)
  11. Check Driver's Compartment (TL)
  12. Inspect Front of Vehicle (FI)
  13. Inspect Rear of Vehicle (RI)
  14. Inspect Left Side of Vehicle (FI)
  15. Inspect Right Side of Vehicle (RI)
  16. Place Inspection Ramps (All)
  17. Inspect the Undercarriage (F/RI)
  18. Air Loss Rate (TL)
  19. Check for Presence of Hazardous Materials/Transportation of Dangerous Goods (All)
  20. Complete the Inspection (TL)
  21. Take Appropriate Enforcement Action (TL)
  22. Apply CVSA Decal (TL)

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North American Standard Cargo Tank and Other Bulk Packagings Inspection Procedure—Click Here

  1. Initiating the Inspection
  2. Check for Specification Marking
  3. Inspect Test Date Markings
  4. Inspect Securement Integrity
  5. Inspect Double Bulkhead Drains
  6. Inspect Piping and Protection
  7. Inspect Emergency Flow Control Devices
  8. Inspect Rear End Protection
  9. Optional Inspection Items
  10. Apply CVSA Decal

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North American Standard Hazardous Materials/Transportation of Dangerous Goods Inspection Procedure—Click Here

  1. Initiating the Inspection
  2. Check Shipping Paper Compliance
  3. Check Placarding Compliance
  4. Check Marking Compliance
  5. Check Labeling Compliance
  6. Check Packaging Compliance
  7. Check Loading Compliance

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