New Out-of-Service Criteria Changes in Effect

On April 1st, ten changes to the North American Standard Out‐of‐Service Criteria (OOSC) went into effect.

  1. Action: Amend Part I, Item 3. COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE (CDL), b. Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP), by adding a new condition for a CLP holder operating a commercial motor vehicle transporting passengers.
  2. Action: Amend Part I, Item 4. DRIVER MEDICAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS, b. Medical Certificate, by modifying the language of the out‐of‐service condition.
  3. Action: Amend Part I, Item 4. DRIVER MEDICAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS, b. Medical Certificate, by clarifying in the Note how to handle Canadian Class 5 or G licenses.
  4. Action: Amend Part II, I Part II, Item 2. CARGO SECUREMENT, TIEDOWN DEFECT TABLE, by modifying the Defect Classification Table.
  5. Action: Amend Part II, Item 4. DRIVELINE/DRIVESHAFT, b. Universal Joint, by adding a new out‐of‐service condition
  6. Action: Amend Part II, Item 7. FUEL SYSTEMS, b. Gaseous Fuels, by modifying the language of the out‐of‐ service conditions for both CNG or LPG and LNG.
  7. Action: Amend Part II, Item 8  LIGHTING DEVICES (HEADLAMPS, TAIL LAMPS, STOP LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS AND LAMPS/FLAGS ON PROJECTING LOADS), b. At Anytime – Day or Night), by adding a new out‐of‐service condition.
  8. Action: Amend Part II, Item 9. STEERING MECHANISMS, f. Power Steering, by modifying the language of the out‐of‐service condition.
  9. Action: Amend Part II, Item 10. SUSPENSIONS, b. Spring Assembly, by adding a clarifying Note and reference to a new ‘Frequently Asked Question’ in Operational Policy 15.
  10. Action: Amend Part II, Item 11. TIRES, c. Lodged Items Between Tires of a Dual Tire Set, by adding a new out‐of‐service condition.

Copies of the 2016 edition of the North American Standard Out‐of‐Service Criteria Handbook and Pictorial areavailable for purchase through the CVSA online store.

Read the Announcement from the CVSA

You can view the CVSA’s announcement of these new changes in its entirety on their website.View the announcement.

CVSA Out of Service Changes

Download the Slides from CVSA’s Webinar About the OOSC Changes

Earlier this year, the CVSA hosted a webinar on the changes.  You can download the slides from that presentation on their website.

CVSA Webinar Slides


 

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