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Question 9: Is a State required to accept the periodic inspection program of another State having a periodic inspection program meeting minimum FMCSA standards as contained in appendix G to the FMCSRs?

Section § 396.17: Periodic inspection.

Guidance Q&A

Question 9: Is a State required to accept the periodic inspection program of another State having a periodic inspection program meeting minimum FMCSA standards as contained in appendix G to the FMCSRs?

Guidance: Yes. Section 210 of the Motor Carrier Safety Act of 1984 (MCSA) (49 U.S.C. 31142) establishes the principle that State inspections meeting federally approved criteria must be recognized by every other State.

Regulatory Topic: Federally-approved State inspections must be accepted by all other States
Published Date: Sunday, May 4, 1997
Issued Date: Friday, April 4, 1997