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Are Government-owned trailers operated by private carriers subject to periodic inspection?

Section § 396.17: Periodic inspection.

Guidance Q&A

Question 6: Are the Federal periodic inspection requirements applicable to U.S. Government trailers operated by motor carriers engaged in interstate commerce?

Guidance: Yes. The transportation is not performed by a governmental entity but by a for-hire carrier in interstate commerce.

Regulatory Topic: Are Government-owned trailers operated by private carriers subject to period inspection?
Published Date: Sunday, May 4, 1997
Issued Date: Friday, April 4, 1997