Carriers must maintain the following records for each commercial motor vehicle (including trailers) that they control for 30 consecutive days:
- An identification of the vehicle including unit #, make, VIN, year, and tire size, as well as the person furnishing the vehicle (if not owned by the carrier);
- A means to indicate the nature and due date of various inspection and maintenance operations performed;
- A record of inspection, repairs, and maintenance indicating their nature and date; and
- A record of tests conducted on pushout windows, emergency doors, and emergency door marking lights on buses.
This document is intended to satisfy these requirements and serves as a perfect cover sheet for each vehicle file.
Pertinent Regulation(s): 49 C.F.R. 396.3.
Vehicle File Cover Sheet & Service Chart
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