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[510009] Passenger Vehicle Inspection

Prerequisites for Attendance: Successful completion of the North American Standard Level I course. Host Agencies shall provide students with (or require students to bring) the most current version of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations with interpretations.

Target Audience: Federal, State MCSAP or local law enforcement personnel responsible for conducting roadside inspections.

Description: This course will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and ability to safely inspect a passenger-carrying vehicle in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation and the North American Standard Level I Passenger Vehicle Inspection Procedures.

Objective: This training will focus on the passenger-carrying vehicle inspection, identifying the special equipment necessary for inspecting passenger-carrying vehicles, determining the applicability of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation for different types of passenger operations, identifying the mechanical and component differences between a truck and passenger-carrying vehicle, describing the methods for performing the undercarriage inspection of the passenger-carrying vehicle, and describing the proper location to place the CVSA decal. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to inspect passenger-carrying vehicles in accordance with the safety regulations while assuring the safety of passengers and the motoring public.

Length: 24 hours

Program Manager: Ron Crampton
Email: ntc-state-programs@dot.gov
Office Phone: 703-235-0501
Mobile Phone:
Fax: 1.877.561.1787

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