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Federal Trucking Regulations with Annotations

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  • Operation of Commercial Vehicle – § 392
    • Violation of a state law, ordinance or regulation is also a violation of FMCSR § 392.2.
    • 392.14 governs hazardous conditions, and imposes the duty of “extreme caution” in operation of a commercial motor vehicle in such conditions – including discontinuation of operation if conditions are sufficiently dangerous
    • 392.6 governs speed.
  • Required Knowledge and Skills of a Driver – § 383.111 & 113
    • Knowledge of the Regs
    • Effects of fatigue, drugs and alcohol
    • Safe operation procedures
    • Backing
    • Visual search
    • Communication
    • Speed management
    • Night operation
    • Extreme driving conditions
    • Hazard perception
    • Emergency maneuvers
    • Skid control
    • Vehicle and cargo inspection
  • Alcohol and Drugs – § 382
  • Hours of Service (fatigue) – § 395
  • Duty to maintain driver logs – § 395.8
  • Required inspections – § 390.3
  • Loading procedures – § 390.3
  • Conspicuity – § 390.3
  • Braking – § 390.3
  • Underride guards – § 390.3
  • Documentation requirements – § 390.3
  • Leasing Requirements (including insurance) – § 376.12

 

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