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Question 3: Who has the responsibility of inspecting and maintaining leased vehicles and their maintenance records?

Section § 396.3: Inspection, repair and maintenance.

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Question 3: Who has the responsibility of inspecting and maintaining leased vehicles and their maintenance records?

Guidance: The motor carrier must either inspect, repair, maintain, and keep suitable records for all vehicles subject to its control for 30 consecutive days or more, or cause another party to perform such activities. The motor carrier is solely responsible for ensuring that the vehicles under its control are in safe operating condition and that defects have been corrected.

Regulatory Topic: Vehicle inspection, repair and maintenance
Published Date: Sunday, May 4, 1997
Issued Date: Friday, April 4, 1997