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Question 1: Under what conditions may a vehicle that has been placed ‘‘out of service’’ under § 396.3 be moved?

Section § 396.9: Inspection of motor vehicles and intermodal equipment in operation.

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Question 1: Under what conditions may a vehicle that has been placed ‘‘out of service’’ under § 396.3 be moved?

Guidance: The vehicle may be moved by being placed entirely upon another vehicle, towed by a vehicle equipped with a crane or hoist, or driven if the ‘‘out of service’’ condition no longer exists.

Regulatory Topic: Vehicle inspections
Effective Date: Sunday, May 4, 1997
Issued Date: Friday, April 4, 1997