The 2013 edition of the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook and Pictorial is now available for order from CVSA.
The guide book outlines the Critical Vehicle Inspection Items used by roadside inspectors. It also details violations that can place a driver out-of-service. The book helps commercial vehicle inspectors identify when a commercial motor vehicle can no longer be safety operated for fear of causing an accident or breakdown due to its mechanical condition.
The guidebook makes a good maintenance resource for fleets and owner-operators as well, providing clues on out-of-service conditions to watch for during PM inspections.
As a safety and compliance resource, it also provides list of driver OOS violations as well as hazardous materials transportation violations.
The book can be ordered from the CVSA website, www.cvsa.org.