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Commercial drivers are required to conduct pre- and post-trip inspections on any commercial motor vehicles they operate throughought the day. If they discover any defects during those inspections, they must document them on a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) and turn that DVIR into the carrier. Any defects that are likely to affect the safe operation of the vehicle must be repaired and certified before the vehicle can be operated again. 


Pertinent Regulation(s): 49 C.F.R. 396.11

Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR)

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