Does a periodic inspection decal exempt a CMV from roadside inspection?
Section § 396.17: Periodic inspection.
Question 8: Is a CMV subject to a road side inspection by State or Federal inspectors if it displays a periodic inspection decal or other evidence of a periodic inspection being conducted in the past 12 months?
Guidance: Yes. Evidence of a valid periodic inspection only precludes a citation for a violation of § 396.17.