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  • § 396.1
    Scope.
  • § 396.3
    Inspection, repair, and maintenance.
  • § 396.5
    Lubrication.
  • § 396.7
    Unsafe operations forbidden.
  • § 396.9
    Inspection of motor vehicles and intermodal equipment in operation.
  • § 396.11
    Driver vehicle inspection report(s).
  • § 396.12
    Procedures for intermodal equipment providers to accept reports required by § 390.42(b) of this chapter.
  • § 396.13
    Driver inspection.
  • § 396.15
    Driveaway-towaway operations and inspections.
  • § 396.17
    Periodic inspection.
  • § 396.19
    Inspector qualifications.
  • § 396.21
    Periodic inspection recordkeeping requirements.
  • § 396.23
    Equivalent to periodic inspection.
  • § 396.25
    Qualifications of brake inspectors.

Part 396
INSPECTION, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE

§ 396.13: Driver inspection.

Before driving a motor vehicle, the driver shall:

(a) Be satisfied that the motor vehicle is in safe operating condition;

(b) Review the last driver vehicle inspection report; and

(c) Sign the report, only if defects or deficiencies were noted by the driver who prepared the report, to acknowledge that the driver has reviewed it and that there is a certification that the required repairs have been performed. The signature requirement does not apply to listed defects on a towed unit which is no longer part of the vehicle combination.

Citation: [44 FR 76526, Dec. 27, 1979, as amended at 48 FR 55868, Dec. 16, 1983; 63 FR 33280, June 18, 1998]

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