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Does a periodic inspection decal exempt a CMV from roadside inspection?

Section § 396.17: Periodic inspection.

Guidance Q&A

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.

Regulatory Topic: Does a periodic inspection decal exempt a CMV from roadside inspection?
Published Date: Sunday, May 4, 1997
Issued Date: Friday, April 4, 1997