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  • § 399.201
    Purpose and scope.
  • § 399.203
  • § 399.205
  • § 399.207
    Truck and truck-tractor access requirements.
  • § 399.209
    Test procedures.
  • § 399.211
  • Appendix B to Subchapter B of Chapter III—Special Agents
    Special Agents
  • Appendix F to Subchapter B of Chapter III—Commercial Zones
    Commercial Zones
  • Appendix G to Subchapter B of Chapter III—Minimum Periodic Inspection Standards
    Minimum Periodic Inspection Standards

Part 399

§ 399.209: Test procedures.

(a) The force exerted on a handhold will be measured using a handheld spring scale or force transducer which can be attached to the vehicle and is free to rotate into alignment with a person's hand position.

(b) Hand grasp will be evaluated by observing the handgrip of any individual who conforms with the definition of “person” appearing in § 399.205 of this subpart.


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