Commercial Vehicle (Trip Inspection and Records)

Commercial Vehicle (Trip Inspection and Records)
PLEASE NOTE
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consolidation of this regulation, current to April 4, 2009. It is intended for
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CHAPTER H-5
HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE (TRIP INSPECTION AND
RECORDS)
REGULATIONS
Pursuant to section 148 of the Highway Traffic Act R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap.
H-5, Council made the following regulations:
1. In these regulations
Definitions
(a) “Act” means the Highway Traffic Act R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap. H-5;
Act
(b) “commercial vehicle” means a commercial vehicle as defined in
clause 142(b) of the Act and includes any trailer drawn by any such
vehicle;
commercial vehicle
(c) “driver” means a person who drives a commercial vehicle on a
highway;
driver
(c.1) “major defect” means a major defect listed in Column 3 of
Schedule I, II or III or in Column 2 of Schedule IV;
major defect
(c.2) “minor defect” means a minor defect listed in Column 2 of
Schedule I, II or III;
minor defect
(c.3) “motor coach” means a bus of monocoque design, designed to
provide intercity, suburban, commuter or charter service and
equipped with air ride suspension, air brakes, automatic brake
adjusters and under-floor baggage storage;
motor coach
(d) “recreation vehicle” means a vehicle designed as mobile
accommodation or as self-propelled mobile accommodation and
used as transportation for personal and recreational purposes without
compensation and includes but is not limited to cabin trailers,
collapsible cabin trailers, tent trailers and camping trailers.
(EC225/89; 145/09)
recreation vehicle
2. The following vehicles are exempt from the inspection requirements
outlined in these regulations:
(a) an emergency vehicle;
(b) any two or three axle commercial vehicle not drawing a trailer
that is primarily used for the transportation of primary products of a
farm, forest, sea or lake, provided the driver or his employer is the
producer of such products;
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(c) a commercial vehicle transporting passengers or goods with the
object of providing relief in the case of an earthquake, flood, fire,
famine, drought, epidemic, pestilence or other disaster;
(d) a recreation vehicle. (EC225/89; 145/09)
PART I
TRIP INSPECTIONS
Inspections
3. (1) The driver shall inspect the driver’s commercial vehicle or cause it
to be inspected on a daily basis prior to its first trip of the day.
Continuous trip
(2) Where a trip is a continuous trip involving more than one day, the
daily inspection shall take place no later than the first rest stop of the
day. (EC225/89; 145/09)
Items to be
inspected
4. An inspection under section 3 shall include an inspection of the items
set out in Schedules I to IV that are part of the commercial vehicle.
(EC225/89; 145/09)
Report
5. The driver of a commercial vehicle or the person designated by the
driver while completing the inspection shall note in an inspection report
any safety related defects in the items referred to in Schedules I to IV, or
if none, the report shall so indicate. (EC225/89; 145/09)
Inspection
schedules
5.1 (1) Schedules I to IV apply to the inspection of the following
commercial vehicles:
(a) Schedule I applies to the daily inspection of trucks, tractors and
trailers drawn by a truck or tractor;
(b) Schedule II applies
(i) to the daily inspection of buses designed, constructed and
used for the transportation of passengers with a designated seating
capacity of more than 10, including the driver, but excluding its
operation for personal use, and
(ii) to any trailer towed by a bus;
(c) Schedule III applies to the daily inspection of motor coaches;
(d) Schedule IV applies to the under-vehicle inspection of a motor
coach, which is valid for 30 days or 12,000 kilometres, whichever
occurs first.
Inspection of
systems and
components
(2) Every person who conducts a daily inspection of a commercial
vehicle or trailer shall ensure that the inspection includes an inspection of
every system and component listed in Column 1 of the appropriate daily
inspection schedule.
Minor or major
defect
(3) Every person who conducts a daily inspection of a commercial
vehicle or trailer shall ensure that the inspection is adequate to determine
whether there is a minor defect or a major defect as set out in Column 2
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or Column 3, as the case may be, of the appropriate daily inspection
schedule.
(4) A daily inspection of a commercial vehicle or trailer is valid for 24
hours.
Validity of
inspection
(5) A daily inspection of a motor coach conducted in accordance with
Schedule III is not valid unless an under-vehicle inspection of the motor
coach has been conducted in accordance with Schedule IV, and the
under-vehicle inspection is still valid.
Under-vehicle
inspection
(6) Every person who conducts an under-vehicle inspection of a motor
coach shall ensure that the under-vehicle inspection includes an
inspection of every system and component listed in Column 1 of
Schedule IV.
(7) Every person who conducts an under-vehicle inspection of a motor
coach shall ensure that the under-vehicle inspection is adequate to
determine whether there is a major defect as set out in Column 2 of
Schedule IV.
(8) Every person who detects a defect in an under-vehicle inspection of
a motor coach shall ensure that the defect is repaired before the motor
coach is driven or operated.
(9) Every defect detected in an under-vehicle inspection of a motor
coach must be repaired before the motor coach is driven or operated in
order for the under-vehicle inspection to be considered complete.
(10) An under-vehicle inspection of a motor coach
(a) must be conducted while the vehicle is positioned over a pit or
raised in a manner that provides adequate access to all of the
applicable vehicle components; and
(b) must be conducted by a person who holds the technician
certification or qualification required in the province.
(11) An under-vehicle inspection of a motor coach is valid
(a) until the 31st day after the date the under-vehicle inspection is
conducted; or
(b) until the motor coach has been driven 12,000 kilometres,
whichever occurs first. (EC145/09)
6. In addition to any defects noted in the inspection required under
section 3, a driver of a commercial vehicle shall at the end of the day
record in the inspection report any defects observed while in charge of
the vehicle. (EC225/89)
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Report to be
completed
7. (1) A person conducting an inspection of a commercial vehicle in
accordance with Schedule I, II or III shall prepare an inspection report, in
writing, or in an equivalent electronic format, that contains the following
information:
(a) the licence plate, VIN or unit number(s) of the vehicle(s);
(b) the carrier’s name;
(c) the date(s) and time(s) of inspection;
(d) the city, town, village or highway location where the inspection
was performed;
(e) a statement signed by the person conducting the inspection and
by the person driving the vehicle (if different than the person
inspecting the vehicle) that the vehicle(s) identified on the report has
(have) been inspected in accordance with the applicable
requirements;
(f) the legible printed name of the person(s) conducting the
inspection;
(g) the signature(s) of the person(s) conducting the inspection;
(h) the odometer reading(s) (if equipped).
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(2) A person conducting an under-vehicle inspection of a motor coach
in accordance with Schedule IV shall prepare an inspection report, in
writing, or in an equivalent electronic format, that contains the following
information:
(a) the licence plate, VIN or unit number(s) of the vehicle(s);
(b) the carrier’s name;
(c) the date(s) and time(s) of inspection;
(d) the location(s) where the inspection was performed;
(e) a statement signed by the person conducting the inspection and
by the person driving the vehicle (if different than the person
inspecting the vehicle) that the vehicle(s) identified on the report has
(have) been inspected in accordance with the applicable Schedule IV
requirements;
(f) the legible printed name of the person(s) conducting the
inspection;
(g) the signature(s) of the person(s) conducting the inspection;
(h) the odometer reading(s) (if equipped).
(3) No carrier shall permit a person to drive a commercial vehicle, and
no person shall drive a commercial vehicle on a highway unless the
vehicle is inspected, as required.
(4) No carrier shall permit a person to drive a commercial vehicle, and
no person shall drive a commercial vehicle on a highway unless that
person is in possession of the required inspection reports and applicable
Schedules.
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(5) A driver of a commercial vehicle shall provide a paper or an
equivalent electronic copy of the required inspection reports and
applicable Schedules on the demand of an inspector. (EC225/89; 145/09)
Inspection reports
8. (1) Where no defects are detected during an inspection of a
commercial vehicle, the person conducting the inspection shall record
that fact on the inspection report.
Where no defects
are detected
(2) A person conducting an inspection of a commercial vehicle in
accordance with Schedule I, II or III shall record on the inspection report
any defects detected during the inspection and shall report such defects
to the carrier or a person appointed by the carrier prior to the next
required inspection.
When defects are
detected
(3) A person conducting an under-vehicle inspection of a motor coach
in accordance with Schedule IV shall record brake adjustment
measurements, all defects detected during the inspection, and the nature
of all repairs that are carried out on the motor coach.
Information to be
recorded re:
Schedule IV
inspections
(4) The driver of a commercial vehicle shall monitor the vehicle’s
condition in accordance with the schedule of inspection items listed in
Column 1 of Schedules I to IV, and when defects are detected by the
driver, the driver shall record the defects on an inspection report and
report the defects to the carrier prior to the next required inspection.
Driver to monitor
vehicle while
driving
(5) Where major defects are detected by the driver of a commercial
vehicle while the vehicle is in operation, such defects shall be recorded
on an inspection report and be immediately reported to the carrier by the
driver of the commercial vehicle.
Major defects to
reported
immediately
(6) No carrier shall permit a person to drive a commercial vehicle, and
no person shall drive a commercial vehicle on a highway when a major
defect is present on the vehicle.
Vehicle not to be
operated with major
defect
(7) Every carrier shall ensure that all previously reported commercial
vehicle defects are rectified prior to the next required inspection or
within a timeframe specified by the jurisdiction of travel. (EC225/89;
145/09)
Carrier to ensure
defect are corrected
9. (1) The driver of a commercial vehicle shall provide the original copy
of each inspection report to the carrier who is responsible for the
commercial vehicle within 20 calendar days after the date each
inspection report is completed.
Report to be given
to carrier
(2) Every carrier shall retain the original copy of each inspection report
and certification of repairs for at least six months after the date each
inspection report is completed. (EC225/89; 145/09)
Carrier records
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Exemption from
preparation of
reports for short
trips
10. The requirements on a driver of a commercial vehicle or the person
conducting an inspection of a commercial vehicle to prepare inspection
reports under these regulations do not apply to the driver of a truck,
tractor and trailer when the truck, tractor and trailer is being operated
within a radius of 160 kilometres from the location at which the driver
reported for work if the driver is to return to that location and be released
from work. (EC225/89; 145/09)
Retention of records
at principal office
11. Every carrier shall keep or maintain at the carrier's principal place of
business in Prince Edward Island
(a) all records required under sections 7 and 8 for a period of six
months from the date that the vehicle has ceased to be under the
carrier's control and in all other cases for a period of two years; and
(b) the inspection reports referred to in subsections 7(1) and (2), as
completed by the driver or person conducting the inspection if
different than the driver, for a period of three months from the dates
on which the inspection reports were completed. (EC225/89;
145/09)
Offence
12. It is an offence for any driver not to have a completed daily trip
inspection report for the driver’s commercial vehicle as required by these
regulations. (EC225/89; 145/09)
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Schedule I – Daily Inspection of Trucks, Tractors and Trailers
Application:
This Schedule applies to trucks, tractors and trailers or combinations thereof exceeding a
registered gross vehicle weight of 4500 kg.
Column 1
Systems and
components
Part 1. Air Brake
System
Part 2. Cab
Column 2
Minor Defect(s)
Column 3
Major Defect(s)
• Audible air leak.
• Slow air pressure build-up rate.
• Pushrod stroke of any brake
exceeds the adjustment limit.
• Air loss rate exceeds
prescribed limit.
• Inoperative towing vehicle
(tractor) protection system.
• Low air warning system fails
or system is activated.
• Inoperative service, parking
or emergency brake.
• Any door fails to close
securely.
• Insecure cargo.
• Absence, failure,
malfunction or deterioration
of required cargo securement
device or load covering.
• Coupler is insecure or
movement exceeds prescribed
limit.
• Coupling or locking
mechanism is damaged or
fails to lock.
• Defective, incorrect or
missing safety chain or cable.
• Dangerous goods
requirements not met.
Part 3. Cargo
Securement
• Occupant compartment door
fails to open.
• Insecure or improper load
covering.
Part 4. Coupling
Devices
• Coupler or mounting has loose
or missing fastener.
Part 5. Dangerous
Goods
Part 6. Driver
Controls
Part 7. Driver Seat
Part 8. Electric Brake
System
• Accelerator pedal, clutch,
gauges, audible and visual
indicators or instruments fail to
function properly.
• Seat is damaged or fails to
remain in set position.
• Loose or insecure wiring or
electrical connection.
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• Seatbelt or tether belt is
insecure, missing or
malfunctions.
• Inoperative breakaway
device.
• Inoperative brake.
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Part 9. Emergency
Equipment and
Safety Devices
Part 10. Exhaust
System
• Emergency equipment is
missing, damaged or defective.
Part 11. Frame and
Cargo Body
• Damaged frame or cargo body.
Part 12. Fuel System
• Missing fuel tank cap.
• Exhaust leak.
Part 13. General
Part 14. Glass and
Mirrors
Part 15.
Heater/Defroster
• Required mirror or window
glass fails to provide the
required view to the driver as a
result of being cracked, broken,
damaged, missing or
maladjusted.
• Required mirror or glass has
broken or damaged attachments
onto vehicle body.
• Control or system failure.
Part 16. Horn
Part 17. Hydraulic
Brake System
• Vehicle has no operative horn.
• Brake fluid level is below
indicated minimum level.
• Parking brake is inoperative.
Part 18. Lamps and
Reflectors
• Required lamp does not
function as intended.
• Required reflector is missing
or partially missing.
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• Leak that causes exhaust gas
to enter the occupant
compartment.
• Visibly shifted, cracked,
collapsing or sagging frame
member(s).
• Insecure fuel tank.
• Dripping fuel leak.
• Serious damage or
deterioration that is noticeable
and may affect the vehicle’s
safe operation.
• Defroster fails to provide
unobstructed view through the
windshield.
• Brake boost or power assist
is not operative.
• Brake fluid leak.
• Brake pedal fade or
insufficient brake pedal
reserve.
• Activated (other than ABS)
warning device.
• Brake fluid reservoir is less
than ¼ full.
When lamps are required:
• Failure of both low-beam
headlamps.
• Failure of both rearmost tail
lamps.
At all times:
• Failure of a rearmost turnindicator lamp.
• Failure of both rearmost
brake lamps.
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Part 19. Steering
• Steering wheel lash (free-play)
is greater than normal.
Part 20. Suspension
System
• Air leak in air suspension
system.
• Broken spring leaf.
• Suspension fastener is loose,
missing or broken.
Part 21. Tires
• Damaged tread or sidewall of
tire.
• Tire leaking.
Part 22. Wheels,
Hubs and Fasteners
• Hub oil below minimum level
(when fitted with sight glass).
• Leaking wheel seal.
Part 23. Windshield
Wiper/Washer
• Control or system malfunction.
• Wiper blade damaged, missing
or fails to adequately clear
driver’s field of vision.
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• Steering wheel is insecure,
or does not respond normally.
• Steering wheel lash (freeplay) exceeds required limit.
• Damaged, deflated air bag.
• Cracked or broken main
spring leaf or more than one
broken spring leaf.
• Part of spring leaf or
suspension is missing, shifted
out of place or is in contact
with another vehicle
component.
• Loose U-bolt.
• Flat tire.
• Tire tread depth is less than
wear limit.
• Tire is in contact with
another tire or any vehicle
component other than mudflap.
• Tire is marked “Not for
highway use”.
• Tire has exposed cords in
the tread or outer sidewall
area.
• Wheel has loose, missing or
ineffective fastener.
• Damaged, cracked or broken
wheel, rim or attaching part.
• Evidence of imminent
wheel, hub or bearing failure.
When necessary for prevailing
weather condition.
• Wiper or washer fails to
adequately clear driver’s field
of vision in area swept by
driver’s side wiper.
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Schedule II – Daily Inspection of Buses
Application:
This Schedule applies to buses designed, constructed and used for the transportation of
passengers with a designated seating capacity of more than 10, including the driver, but
excluding its operation for personal use. This Schedule also applies to any trailer towed by
a bus.
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3
Systems and
Minor Defect(s)
Major Defect(s)
Components
Part 1. Accessibility
Accessibility device may not be
• Vehicle fails to return to
Devices
used if:
normal level after "kneeling".
• Alarm fails to operate.
• Extendable lift, ramp or
• Equipment malfunctions.
other passenger-loading
• Interlock system malfunctions.
device fails to retract.
Part 2. Air Brake
• Audible air leak.
• Pushrod stroke of any brake
System
• Slow air pressure build-up rate. exceeds the adjustment limit.
• Air loss rate exceeds
prescribed limit.
• Inoperative towing vehicle
(tractor) protection system.
• Low air warning system fails
or system is activated.
• Inoperative service, parking
or emergency brake.
Part 3. Cargo
• Insecure or improper load
• Insecure cargo.
Securement
covering.
• Absence, failure,
malfunction or deterioration
of required cargo securement
device or load covering.
Part 4. Coupling
• Coupler or mounting has loose
• Coupler is insecure or
Devices
or missing fastener.
movement exceeds prescribed
limit.
• Coupling or locking
mechanism is damaged or
fails to lock.
• Defective, incorrect or
missing safety chain or cable.
Part 5. Dangerous
• Dangerous goods
Goods
requirements not met.
Part 6. Doors and
(Passengers may not be
• Door, window or hatch fails to
carried.)
Emergency Exits
open or close securely.
• Required emergency exit
• Alarm inoperative.
fails to function as intended.
• Accelerator pedal, clutch,
Part 7. Driver
(Passengers may not be
Controls
gauges, audible and visual
carried.)
indicators or instruments fail to
• Accelerator sticking and
function properly.
engine fails to return to idle.
Part 8. Driver Seat
• Seat is damaged or fails to
• Seatbelt or tether belt is
remain in set position.
insecure, missing or
malfunctions.
Part 9. Electric Brake
• Loose or insecure wiring or
• Inoperative breakaway
System
electrical connection.
device.
• Inoperative brake.
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Part 10. Emergency
Equipment and
Safety Devices
Part 11. Exhaust
System
• Emergency equipment is
missing, damaged or defective.
Part 12. Exterior
Body and Frame
• Insecure or missing body parts.
• Insecure or missing
compartment door.
• Damaged frame or body.
• Exhaust leak.
Part 13. Fuel System
Part 14. General
Part 15. Glass and
Mirrors
Part 16.
Heater/Defroster
• Required mirror or window
glass fails to provide the
required view to the driver as a
result of being cracked, broken,
damaged, missing or
maladjusted.
• Required mirror or glass has
broken or damaged attachments
onto vehicle body.
• Control or system failure.
Part 17. Horn
Part 18. Hydraulic
Brake System
• Vehicle has no operative horn.
• Brake fluid level is below
indicated minimum level.
• Parking brake is inoperative.
Part 19. Lamps and
Reflectors
• Required interior lamp does
not function as intended.
• Required reflector is missing
or partially missing.
• Passenger safety or access
lamp does not function.
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• Leak that causes exhaust gas
to enter the occupant
compartment.
• Visibly shifted, cracked,
collapsing or sagging frame
member(s).
• Missing fuel tank cap.
• Insecure fuel tank.
• Dripping fuel leak.
• Serious damage or
deterioration that is noticeable
and may affect the vehicle’s
safe operation.
(Passengers may not be
carried.)
• Driver’s view of the road is
obstructed in the area swept
by the windshield wipers.
• Defroster fails to provide
unobstructed view through the
windshield.
• Brake boost or power assist
is not operative.
• Brake fluid leak.
• Brake pedal fade or
insufficient brake pedal
reserve.
• Activated (other than ABS)
warning device.
• Brake fluid reservoir is less
than ¼ full.
When lamps are required:
• Failure of both low-beam
headlamps.
• Failure of both rearmost tail
lamps.
At all times:
• Failure of a rearmost turnindicator lamp.
• Failure of both rearmost
brake lamps.
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Part 20. Passenger
Compartment
Part 21. Steering
• Stanchion padding is damaged.
• Damaged steps or floor.
• Insecure or damaged overhead
luggage rack or compartment.
• Malfunction or absence of
required passenger or mobility
device restraints.
• Passenger seat is insecure.
• Steering wheel lash (free-play)
is greater than normal.
Part 22. Suspension
System
• Air leak in air suspension
system.
• Broken spring leaf.
• Suspension fastener is loose,
missing or broken.
Part 23. Tires
• Damaged tread or sidewall of
tire.
• Tire leaking.
Part 24. Wheels,
Hubs and Fasteners
• Hub oil below minimum level
(when fitted with sight glass).
• Leaking wheel seal.
Part 25. Windshield
Wiper/Washer
• Control or system malfunction.
• Wiper blade damaged, missing
or fails to adequately clear
driver’s field of vision.
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When affected position is
occupied:
• Malfunction or absence of
required passenger or mobility
device restraints.
• Passenger seat is insecure.
• Steering wheel is insecure,
or does not respond normally.
• Steering wheel lash (freeplay) exceeds required limit.
• Damaged or deflated air bag.
• Cracked or broken main
spring leaf or more than one
broken spring leaf.
• Part of spring leaf or
suspension is missing, shifted
out of place or in contact with
another vehicle component.
• Loose U-bolt.
• Flat tire.
• Tire tread depth is less than
wear limit.
• Tire is in contact with
another tire or any vehicle
component other than mudflap.
• Tire is marked “Not for
highway use”.
• Tire has exposed cords in
the tread or outer sidewall
area.
• Wheel has loose, missing or
ineffective fastener.
• Damaged, cracked or broken
wheel, rim or attaching part.
• Evidence of imminent
wheel, hub or bearing failure.
When necessary for prevailing
weather condition.
• Wiper or washer fails to
adequately clear driver’s field
of vision in area swept by
driver’s side wiper.
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Schedule III – Daily Inspection of Motor Coaches
Application:
This Schedule applies only to a Motor Coach equipped with air ride suspension, air brakes
and automatic brake adjusters. The driver shall be in possession of a valid Schedule IV
inspection report or equivalent report(s) in accordance with an approved jurisdictional
program. Any trailer towed by a Motor Coach must be inspected in accordance with
Schedule II.
Column 1
Systems and
components
Part 1. Accessibility
Devices
Column 2
Minor Defect(s)
Column 3
Major Defect(s)
Part 2. Air Brake
System
Accessibility device may not be
used if:
• Alarm fails to operate.
• Equipment malfunctions.
• Interlock system malfunctions.
• Audible air leak.
• Slow air pressure build-up rate.
Part 3. Coupling
Devices
• Coupler or mounting has loose
or missing fastener.
• Vehicle fails to return to
normal level after "kneeling".
• Extendable lift, ramp or
other passenger-loading
device fails to retract.
• There is any indication of a
brake adjustment problem.
• Air loss rate exceeds
prescribed limit.
• Inoperative towing vehicle
(tractor) protection system.
• Low air warning system fails
or system is activated.
• Inoperative service, parking
or emergency brake.
• Coupler is insecure or
movement exceeds prescribed
limit.
• Coupling or locking
mechanism is damaged or
fails to lock.
• Defective, incorrect or
missing safety chain or cable.
• Dangerous goods
requirements not met.
(Passengers may not be
carried.)
• Required emergency exit
fails to function as intended.
(Passengers may not be
carried.)
• Accelerator sticking and
engine fails to return to idle.
• Seatbelt or tether belt is
insecure, missing or
malfunctions.
Part 4. Dangerous
Goods
Part 5. Doors and
Emergency Exits
Part 6. Driver
Controls
Part 7. Driver Seat
Part 8. Emergency
Equipment and
Safety Devices
Part 9. Exhaust
System
• Door, window or hatch fails to
open or close securely.
• Alarm inoperative.
• Accelerator pedal, clutch,
gauges, audible and visual
indicators or instruments fail to
function properly.
• Seat is damaged or fails to
remain in set position.
• Emergency equipment is
missing, damaged or defective.
• Exhaust leak.
• Leak that causes exhaust gas
to enter the occupant
compartment.
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Part 10. Exterior
Body
• Insecure or missing body parts.
• Insecure or missing
compartment door.
Part 11. Fuel System
Part 12. General
Part 13. Glass and
Mirrors
Part 14.
Heater/Defroster
• Required mirror or window
glass fails to provide the
required view to the driver as a
result of being cracked, broken,
damaged, missing or
maladjusted.
• Required mirror or glass has
broken or damaged attachments
onto vehicle body.
• Control or system failure.
Part 15. Horn
• Vehicle has no operative horn.
Part 16. Lamps and
Reflectors
• Required interior lamp does
not function as intended.
• Required reflector is missing
or partially missing.
• Passenger safety or access
lamp does not function.
Part 17. Passenger
Compartment
• Stanchion padding is damaged
• Damaged steps or floor.
• Insecure or damaged overhead
luggage rack or compartment.
• Malfunction or absence of
required passenger or mobility
device restraints.
• Passenger seat is insecure.
• Air leak in air suspension
system.
• Steering wheel lash (free-play)
is greater than normal.
Part 18. Suspension
System
Part 19. Steering
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• Missing fuel tank cap.
• Insecure fuel tank.
• Dripping fuel leak.
• Serious damage or
deterioration that is noticeable
and may affect the vehicle’s
safe operation.
(Passengers may not be
carried.)
• Driver’s view of the road is
obstructed in the area swept
by the windshield wipers.
• Defroster fails to provide
unobstructed view through the
windshield.
When lamps are required:
• Failure of both low-beam
headlamps.
• Failure of both rearmost tail
lamps.
At all times:
• Failure of a rearmost turnindicator lamp.
• Failure of both rearmost
brake lamps.
When affected position is
occupied:
• Malfunction or absence of
required passenger or mobility
device restraints.
• Passenger seat is insecure.
• Damaged, deflated air bag.
• Steering wheel is insecure,
or does not respond normally.
• Steering wheel lash (freeplay) exceeds required limit.
Updated 2009
Highway Traffic Act
Commercial Vehicle (Trip Inspection and Records) Regulations
Part 20. Tires
• Damaged tread or sidewall of
tire.
• Tire leaking.
Part 21. Wheels,
Hubs and Fasteners
• Hub oil below minimum level.
(When fitted with sight glass.)
• Leaking wheel seal.
Part 22. Windshield
Wiper/Washer
• Control or system malfunction.
• Wiper blade damaged, missing
or fails to adequately clear
driver’s field of vision.
(EC145/09)
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Cap. H-5
• Flat tire.
• Tire tread depth is less than
wear limit.
• Tire is in contact with
another tire or any vehicle
component other than mudflap.
• Tire is marked “Not for
highway use”.
• Tire has exposed cords in
the tread or outer sidewall.
• Wheel has loose, missing or
ineffective fastener.
• Damaged, cracked or broken
wheel, rim or attaching part.
• Evidence of imminent
wheel, hub or bearing failure.
When necessary for prevailing
weather condition.
• Wiper or washer fails to
adequately clear driver’s field
of vision in area swept by
driver’s side wiper.
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Cap. H-5
Highway Traffic Act
Updated 2009
Commercial Vehicle (Trip Inspection and Records) Regulations
Schedule IV – Motor Coach (30 days or 12,000 km)
Application:
This Schedule applies only to a Motor Coach equipped with air ride suspension, air brakes
and automatic brake adjusters.
Note:
• All conditions listed below are major defects and must be repaired before the vehicle is
driven.
• Schedule IV inspections must be conducted while the vehicle is positioned over a pit or
raised in a manner that provides adequate access to all applicable components by a person
who holds the appropriate technician certification or qualification.
Column 1
Systems and Components
Part 1. Air Brake System
Part 2. Exhaust system
Part 3. Frame and Underbody
Part 4. Fuel system
Part 5. Steering
Column 2
Major Defect(s)
• Audible air leak.
• Brake pushrod stroke is at or beyond the
adjustment limit.
• Clearance between disc brake pads and rotor
exceeds manufacturer’s specified limit.
• Wedge brake shoe movement exceeds
manufacturer’s specified limit.
• Excessive discharge of fluids from air reservoir.
• Air compressor, mounts or attachments
damaged or defective.
• Compressor drive-belt loose or damaged.
• Air line or fitting damaged or insecure.
• Air tank defective, damaged or insecure.
• Air tank drain or moisture ejector device
inoperable.
• Brake chamber, brake linkage or other brake
component is defective, damaged or insecure.
• DD3 brake chamber fails to hold vehicle in
place during tug test, when all air reservoirs are
drained.
• Spring brake is broken or malfunctions.
• Inoperative service, parking or emergency
brake.
• Exhaust leak.
• Exhaust system component insecure, damaged
or perforated.
• Any frame member or fastener is damaged,
cracked or insecure.
• Any component mount is damaged or insecure.
• Fuel leak.
• Insecure fuel tanks, fuel tank mounts or guards.
• Fuel line or fitting damaged or insecure.
• Steering linkage is damaged or insecure.
• Power steering fluid is leaking, contaminated or
low.
• Power steering component damaged or
insecure.
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Updated 2009
Highway Traffic Act
Commercial Vehicle (Trip Inspection and Records) Regulations
Part 6. Suspension System
Part 7. Tires
Part 8. Wheels and Fasteners
Cap. H-5
• Air leak or malfunction of air suspension
system or component.
• Damage or deterioration of any suspension
component including:
− spring and air bag;
− axle or frame attaching component;
− axle supporting or aligning component;
− suspension or component fastener;
− shock absorber or attachments.
• Tire inflation less than required.
• Tire treads worn to wear limits.
• Damage to tread or sidewall of tire.
• Retread or rebuilt tire is used on front axle.
• Loose, missing, damaged or ineffective wheel
fastener.
• Damaged wheel or wheel component.
(EC145/09)
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