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What is the definition of ‘‘body’’ with respect to trucks and trailers?

Section § 393.11: Lamps and reflective devices.

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Question 1: What is the definition of ‘‘body’’ with respect to trucks and trailers?

Guidance: The FMCSRs do not include a definition of ‘‘body.’’ However, a truck or trailer body generally means the structure or fixture designed to contain, or support, the material or property to be transported on the vehicle.

Effective Date: Wednesday, May 14, 1997
Issued Date: Friday, April 4, 1997