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NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 27/12

Trip Inspection Report Regulations
under the
Highway Traffic Act
(O.C. 2012-067)

(Filed April 3, 2012)

Under the authority of sections 187 and 197 of the Highway Traffic Act, the Minister, with the approval of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s , February 6, 2012.

Paul Davis
Minister of Service Newfoundland and Labrador

Robert Thompson
Clerk of the Executive Council

REGULATIONS

Analysis



Short title

        1. These regulations may be cited as the Trip Inspection Report Regulations.

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Definitions

        2. In these regulations

             (a)  "Act" means the Highway Traffic Act;

             (b)  "carrier" means a person, partnership or corporation that owns, leases or is responsible for the operation of a commercial vehicle for the purpose of transporting passengers or goods;

             (c)  "commercial vehicle" means

                      (i)  a truck, tractor or trailer or a combination of them exceeding a registered gross mass of 4,500 kilograms, or

                     (ii)  a bus designed, constructed and used for the transportation of passengers with a designated seating capacity of more than 10, including the driver, but excluding the operation for personal use;

             (d)  "driver" means a person who drives or is in actual physical control of a commercial vehicle to which these regulations apply;

             (e)  "emergency vehicle" means

                      (i)  a motor vehicle driven by a peace officer or by a member of the police branch of one of Her Majesty's Armed Forces where there is an urgent emergency justifying a rate of speed in excess of a maximum rate of speed provided for in the Act and includes a vehicle so operated by a chief of a volunteer fire department,

                     (ii)  a motor vehicle carrying firefighting equipment in response to an alarm of fire, or

                    (iii)  an ambulance responding to a call or transporting a patient where there is an urgent emergency justifying a rate of speed in excess of a maximum rate of speed provided for by the Act;

              (f)  "inspector" means a traffic officer or a person appointed under the Act to inspect or examine vehicles or drivers and records pertaining to either;

             (g)  "major defect" means a defect listed in column 3 of Schedules A, B, and C and column 2 of Schedule D;

             (h)  "minor defect" means a defect listed in column 2 of Schedules A, B and C;

              (i)  "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; and

              (j)  "recreational vehicle" means

                      (i)  a wheeled vehicle designed as mobile accommodation, including a cabin trailer, collapsible cabin trailer, tent trailer, camping trailer and self propelled mobile accommodation, or

                     (ii)  a vehicle used to transport recreational equipment such as a snowmobile, water craft, fishing and hunting equipment, motorcycle, bicycle, where the transport is not in connection with a business, employment or commercial enterprise.

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Non-application of regulations

        3. These regulations do not apply to

             (a)  a commercial vehicle exempted by the Registrar;

             (b)  an emergency vehicle;

             (c)  a commercial vehicle engaged in providing relief in the case of a public welfare emergency, as that expression is defined in section 5 of the Emergencies Act (Canada );

             (d)  a recreational vehicle; or

             (e)  a 2 or 3 axle commercial vehicle that is used primarily for the transportation of primary products of a farm, forest, sea or lake, where the driver or his or her employer is the producer of those products.

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Inspection schedules and frequency

        4. (1) A commercial vehicle referred to in subparagraph 2(c)(i) shall be inspected in accordance with Schedule A every 24 hours when operated.

             (2)  A commercial vehicle referred to in subparagraph 2(c)(ii) shall be inspected in accordance with Schedule B every 24 hours when operated.

             (3)  Notwithstanding subsection (2), as an alternative to Schedule B a motor coach may be inspected in accordance with

             (a)  Schedule C every 24 hours when operated; and

             (b)  Schedule D or an equivalent maintenance program approved by the minister or a person designated by the minister at the earlier of

                      (i)  every 12,000 kilometres; or

                     (ii)  every 30 days.

             (4)  A carrier shall provide the applicable inspection schedules to the driver in a written or equivalent electronic format.

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Inspection

        5. (1) An inspection of a commercial vehicle shall include an inspection of every system and component listed in Column 1 of the applicable schedule except where the system or component is not present on the vehicle.

             (2)  An inspection of a commercial vehicle shall be adequate to determine whether there is a major or minor defect.

             (3)  An inspection under Schedule D or an equivalent maintenance program approved by the minister or a person designated by the minister shall be

             (a)  conducted while the vehicle is positioned over a pit or raised in a manner that provides access to the vehicle components; and

             (b)  completed by a person who is qualified in accordance with the Official Inspection Station Regulations.

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Defect documentation and reporting

        6. (1) A person conducting an inspection of a commercial vehicle in accordance with Schedules A, B or C shall record on the inspection report defects detected during the inspection.

             (2)  A person conducting an inspection in accordance with Schedule D shall record on the inspection report

             (a)  defects detected during the inspection;

             (b)  brake adjustment measurements; and

             (c)  the nature of the repairs carried out on the motor coach.

             (3)  Where a minor defect is detected during the inspection the person conducting the inspection shall report it to the carrier prior to the next required inspection.

             (4)  Where a major defect is detected during the inspection the person conducting the inspection shall report it to the carrier immediately.

             (5)  Where no defects are detected during an inspection the person conducting the inspection shall record on the inspection report that no defects were detected.

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Inspection report

        7. (1) A person conducting an inspection of a commercial vehicle in accordance with Schedules A, B or C shall prepare an inspection report in a written or equivalent electronic format that contains the following information:

             (a)  the licence plate number or unit number of the vehicle;

             (b)  the carrier's name;

             (c)  the date and time of the inspection;

             (d)  the city, town, local service district or highway location where the inspection was performed;

             (e)  a statement signed by the person conducting the inspection and by the driver, where the driver did not conduct the inspection, stating that the vehicle was inspected in accordance with the applicable requirements;

              (f)  the information required in subsection 6(1);

             (g)  legibly printed name of the inspector; and

             (h)  the odometer reading.

             (2)  A person conducting an inspection in accordance with Schedule D shall prepare an inspection report in a written or equivalent electronic format that contains the following information:

             (a)  the licence plate, vehicle identification number or unit number of the vehicle;

             (b)  the carrier's name;

             (c)  the date and time of the inspection;

             (d)  the city, town, local service district or highway location where the inspection was performed;

             (e)  a statement signed by the person conducting the inspection and by the driver, where the driver did not conduct the inspection, stating that the vehicle was inspected in accordance with the applicable requirements;

              (f)  the information required in subsection 6(2);

             (g)  legibly printed name of the inspector; and

             (h)  the odometer reading.

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Ongoing monitoring

        8. (1) While driving or being in charge of a commercial vehicle the driver shall monitor its condition in accordance with the schedule of inspection items listed in Column 1 of Schedules A to D.

             (2)  Where a driver detects a minor defect while driving or in charge of a commercial vehicle the driver shall record the defect on an inspection report and report the defect to the carrier prior to the next required inspection.

             (3)  Where a driver detects a major defect while driving or in charge of a commercial vehicle the driver shall record the defect on an inspection report and immediately report the defect to the carrier.

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Correction of defects

        9. (1) A carrier shall ensure that a previously reported defect is repaired before the next required inspection.

             (2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), where the jurisdiction in which the driver is travelling specifies a different time period for the repair of defects, a carrier shall ensure that a previously reported defect is repaired before the time period specified in the jurisdiction of travel.

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Prohibition

      10. (1) A person shall not drive and a carrier shall not permit a person to drive a commercial vehicle unless

             (a)  the vehicle is inspected in accordance with section 4;

             (b)  an inspection report is completed in accordance with section 7; and

             (c)  the driver is in possession of the required inspection reports and applicable schedules.

             (2)  A person shall not drive and a carrier shall not permit a person to drive a commercial vehicle where a major defect has been detected on the vehicle.

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Records

      11. (1) A driver shall forward the original of each inspection report to the carrier within 20 calendar days of the completion of the report.

             (2)  A carrier shall retain the original of each inspection report and certification of repairs for at least 6 months after the date the inspection report was completed.

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Electronic format

      12. (1) Notwithstanding subsections 4(4), 7(1) and 7(2) a carrier may only provide inspection schedules and a driver may only submit inspection reports in electronic format where

             (a)  the information provided is the same information that would have been provided if it had been provided in paper format; and

             (b)  when requested to do so by an inspector the driver can immediately provide the information by producing it on a digital screen of an electronic device or in handwritten form or on a printout or another intelligible output or a combination of these.

             (2)  Where an inspector requires a copy of an inspection schedule or report in paper format a copy faxed from the driver's office is acceptable.

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Powers of
inspectors

      13. (1) An inspector may, for the purposes of determining compliance with these regulations,

             (a)  request a driver to produce inspection reports and applicable inspection schedules; and

             (b)  enter upon the premises of a carrier during the normal business hours of that carrier and inspect the records required to be maintained by these regulations.

             (2)  A carrier whose premises are entered under subsection (1) and a person found there shall give the inspector reasonable help to enable him or her to carry out his or her duties and functions under these regulations and shall provide the information that he or she may reasonably require.

             (3)  Where an inspector has reasonable grounds to believe an offence has been committed under these regulations, the inspector may seize or make copies of the records that the inspector considers relevant and shall provide the driver or carrier, as applicable, with a receipt for the seized or copied records.

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Offence

      14. (1) A person who

             (a)  fails to conduct, or cause to be conducted, an inspection of a commercial vehicle as required by section 4;

             (b)  fails to report a major defect as required by subsection 6(4); or

             (c)  drives or operates a vehicle without an inspection report in the vehicle contrary to subsection 10(1);

is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than $200 and not more than $1,000.

             (2)  A person who

             (a)  fails to repair a defect as required by subsection 9(1);

             (b)  operates a vehicle with a known major defect contrary to subsection 10(2);

             (c)  fails to retain an inspection report as required by subsection 11(2);

             (d)  falsifies an inspection report; or

             (e)  falsely certifies a repair;

is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than $500 and not more than $2,000.

             (3)  A person who fails to produce an inspection report or inspection schedule upon the demand of an inspector as required by section 13 is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $500.

             (4)  A person who contravenes a provision of these regulations for which a penalty is not specifically provided for is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than $200 and not more than $1,000.

             (5)  Each repair or major defect not reported and each report falsified or not completed constitutes a separate offence.

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CNLR 15/96
Rep.

      15. The Highway Traffic Trip Inspection Report Regulations, Consolidated Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation, 15/96, are repealed.

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Commencement

      16. These regulations come into force on July 1, 2012.

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Schedule A

Truck, Tractor and Trailer

Application:

This schedule applies to trucks, tractors and trailers or combinations of them exceeding a registered gross vehicle weight of 4,500 kg.

 

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Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Systems and components

Minor defect(s)

Major defect(s)

1.         Air brake system

·       Audible air leak.

·       Slow air pressure build-up rate.

·   Pushrod stroke of a 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.

2.         Cab

·       Occupant compartment door fails to open.

·    A cab or sleeper door fails to close securely.

3.         Cargo
            securement

·       Insecure or improper load covering (e.g. wrong type or flapping in the wind).

·    Insecure cargo.

·    Absence, failure, malfunction or deterioration of required cargo securement device or load covering.

4.         Coupling devices

·       Coupler or mounting has loose or missing fastener.

·    Coupler is insecure or movement exceeds prescribed limit.

·    Coupling or locking mechanism is damaged or fails to lock.

·    Defective, incorrect or missing safety chain/cable.

5.         Dangerous goods

 

·    Dangerous goods requirements not met.

6.        Driver controls

·       Accelerator pedal, clutch, gauges, audible and visual indicators or instruments fail to function properly.

 

7.         Driver seat

·       Seat is damaged or fails to remain in set position.

·    Seatbelt or tether belt is insecure, missing or malfunctions.

8.         Electric brake
            system

·       Loose or insecure wiring or electrical connection.

·   Inoperative breakaway device.

·   Inoperative brake.

 

9.         Emergency
            equipment &
            safety devices

·       Emergency equipment is missing, damaged or defective.

 

10.       Exhaust system

·       Exhaust leak.

·   Leak that causes exhaust gas to enter the occupant compartment.

11.   Frame and cargo
        body

·       Damaged frame or cargo body.

·   Visibly shifted, cracked, collapsing or sagging frame member(s).

12.       Fuel system

·       Missing fuel tank cap.

·   Insecure fuel tank.

·   Dripping fuel leak.

13.       General

 

·   Serious damage or deterioration that is noticeable and may affect the vehicle's safe operation.

14.       Glass and
            mirrors

·       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.

 

15.       Heater/defroster

·       Control or system failure.

·   Defroster fails to provide unobstructed view through the windshield.

16.       Horn

·       Vehicle has no operative horn.

 

17.       Hydraulic brake
            system

·       Brake fluid level is below indicated minimum level.

·   Parking brake is inoperative.

·   Brake boost or power assist is inoperative.

·   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.

18.       Lamps and
            reflectors

·       Required lamp does not function as intended.

·       Required reflector is missing or partially missing.

When lamps are required and there is a:

·   Failure of both low beam headlamps.

·   Failure of both rearmost tail lamps.

At all times when there is a:

·   Failure of a rearmost turn-indicator lamp.

·   Failure of both rearmost brake lamps.

19.       Steering

·       Steering wheel lash (free-play) is greater than normal.

·   Steering wheel is insecure, or does not respond normally.

·   Steering wheel lash (free-play) exceeds required limit.

20.       Suspension
            system

·       Air leak in air suspension system.

·       Broken spring leaf.

·       Suspension fastener is loose, missing or broken.

·   Damaged (patched, cut, bruised, cracked to braid, mounted insecurely) 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.

21.       Tires

·       Damaged tread or sidewall of tire.

·       Tire leaking (if leak can be felt or heard, tire is to be treated as flat).

·   Flat tire.

·   Tire tread depth is less than wear limit.

·   Tire is in contact with another tire or a vehicle component other than mud-flap.

·   Tire is marked "Not for highway use".

·   Tire has exposed cords in the tread or outer side wall area.

22.       Wheels, hubs
            and fasteners

·       Hub oil is below minimum level. (When fitted with sight glass)

·       Leaking wheel seal.

·   Wheel has loose, missing or ineffective fastener.

·   Damaged, cracked or broken wheel, rim or attaching part.

·   Evidence of imminent wheel, hub or bearing failure.

23.        Windshield
             wiper/washer

·       Control or system malfunction.

·       Wiper blade damaged, missing or fails to adequately clear driver's field of vision.

When necessary for prevailing weather condition and:

·   Wiper or washer fails to adequately clear driver's field of vision in area swept by driver's side wiper.

 

Schedule B

Bus

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 the operation for personal use, and also applies to trailers towed by a bus.

 

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Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Systems and components

Minor defect(s)

Major defect(s)

1.         Accessibility
            devices

Accessibility device may not be used if:

·       Alarm fails to operate.

·       Equipment malfunctions.

·       Interlock system malfunctions.

·         Vehicle fails to return to normal after "kneeling."

·         Extendable lift, ramp or other passenger-loading device fails to retract.

2.         Air brake system

·       Audible air leak.

·       Slow air pressure build-up rate.

·         Pushrod stroke of a 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.

3.         Cargo             securement

·       Insecure or improper load covering (e.g. wrong type or flapping in the wind)

·         Insecure cargo.

·         Absence, failure, malfunction or deterioration of required cargo securement device or load covering.

4.         Coupling devices

·       Coupler or mounting has loose or missing fastener.

·         Coupler is insecure or movement exceeds prescribed limit.

·         Coupling or locking mechanism is damaged or fails to lock.

·         Defective, incorrect or missing safety chain/cable.

5.         Dangerous goods

 

·         Dangerous goods requirements not met.

6.          Doors and
             emergency exits

·       Door, window or hatch fails to open or close securely.

·       Alarm inoperative.

Passengers may not be carried but vehicle may be moved when no passengers carried if:

·         Required emergency exit fails to function as intended.

·         Required door alarm is inoperative.

7.         Driver controls

·       Accelerator pedal, clutch, gauges, audible and visual indicators or instruments fail to function properly.

Passengers may not be carried but vehicle may be moved when no passengers carried if:

·         Accelerator sticking and engine fails to return to idle.

8.         Driver seat

·       Seat is damaged or fails to remain in set position.

·         Seatbelt or tether belt is insecure, missing or malfunctions.

9.         Electric brake
            system

·       Loose or insecure wiring or electrical connection.

·         Inoperative breakaway device.

·         Inoperative brake.

10.       Emergency
            equipment &
            safety devices

·       Emergency equipment is missing, damaged or defective.

·       Required fire extinguisher improperly mounted or not fully charged.

·       Required first aid kit is incomplete.

Passengers may not be carried but vehicle may be moved when no passengers carried if:

·         Required fire extinguisher is missing.

·         Required first aid kit is missing.

 

11.       Exhaust system

·       Exhaust leak.

·         Leak that causes exhaust gas to enter the occupant compartment.

12.       Exterior body
            and frame

·       Insecure or missing body parts.

·       Insecure or missing compartment door.

·       Damaged frame or body.

·         Visibly shifted, cracked, collapsing or sagging frame member(s).

13.       Fuel system

 

·         Missing fuel tank cap (vehicle may be moved when no passenger carried).

·         Insecure fuel tank.

·         Dripping fuel leak.

14.       General

 

·         Serious damage or deterioration that is noticeable and may affect the vehicle's safe operation.

15.       Glass and
            mirrors

·       Required mirror or window glass fails to provide the required view to the driver as a result of being cracked, broken, damaged or maladjusted.

·       Required mirror or glass has broken or damaged attachments onto vehicle body.

Passengers may not be carried but vehicle may be moved when no passengers carried if:

·         Driver's view of the road is obstructed in the area swept by the windshield wipers.

·         Required mirror or window glass is missing.

16.       Heater/defroster

·       Control or system failure.

·         Defroster fails to provide unobstructed view through the windshield.

17.       Horn

·       Vehicle has no operative horn.

 

18.       Hydraulic brake
            system

·       Brake fluid level is below indicated minimum level.

·         Parking brake is inoperative.

·         Brake boost or power assist is inoperative.

·         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.

19.       Lamps and
            reflectors

·       Required lamp does not function as intended.

·       Required reflector is missing or partially missing.

·       Passenger safety or access lamp does not function.

When lamps are required and there is a:

·         Failure of both low-beam headlamps.

·         Failure of both rearmost tail lamps.

At all times when there is a:

·         Failure of a rearmost turn-indicator lamp.

·         Failure of both rearmost brake lamps.

20.       Alternating
            overhead lamps

 

Passengers may not be carried but vehicle may be moved when no passengers carried if:

·       A required alternating lamp is missing or inoperative.

·       A required alternating lamp does not alternate.

·       A required alternating lamp is not the proper color.

 

21.       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.

When affected position is occupied and there is a:

·       Malfunction or absence of required passenger or mobility device restraints.

·       Passenger seat is insecure.

22.       Steering

·       Steering wheel lash (free-play) is greater than normal.

·         Steering wheel is insecure, or does not respond normally.

·         Steering wheel lash (free-play) exceeds required limit.

23.       Suspension
            system

·       Air leak in air suspension system.

·       Broken spring leaf.

·       Suspension fastener is loose, missing or broken.

·         Damaged (patched, cut, bruised, cracked to braid, mounted insecurely) 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.

24.       Tires

·       Damaged tread or sidewall of tire.

·       Tire leaking (if leak can be felt or heard, tire is to be treated as flat).

·         Flat tire.

·         Tire tread depth is less than wear limit.

·         Tire is in contact with another tire or a vehicle component other than mud-flap.

·         Tire is marked "Not for highway use".

·         Tire has exposed cords in the tread or outer side wall area.

25.       Wheels, hubs
            and fasteners

·       Hub oil below minimum level. (When fitted with sight glass.)

·       Leaking wheel seal.

·         Wheel has loose, missing or ineffective fastener.

·         Damaged, cracked or broken wheel, rim or attaching part.

·         Evidence of imminent wheel, hub or bearing failure.

26.        Windshield
             wiper/washer

·       Control or system malfunction.

·       Wiper blade damaged, missing or fails to adequately clear driver's field of vision.

When necessary for prevailing weather condition and:

·         Wiper or washer fails to adequately clear driver's field of vision in area swept by driver's side wiper.

27.        Pedestrian –
             Student Safety
             Crossing Arm

 

Passengers may not be carried but vehicle may be moved when no passengers carried if:

·       Required student safety crossing arm is missing or fails to function as intended.

 

28.        Stop Arm

 

Passengers may not be carried but vehicle may be moved when no passengers carried if:

·       Stop arm is missing.

·       Stop arm is damaged so as to significantly affect visibility.

·       Stop arm will not extend fully or stay fully extended.

·       Lights on stop arm do not function as intended.

.

 

Schedule C

Motor Coach (Daily)

Application:

This schedule applies only to motor coaches.  Trailers towed by motor coaches must be inspected in accordance with Schedule B.

 

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Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Systems and components

Minor Defect(s)

Major Defect(s)

1.         Accessibility
            devices

Accessibility device may not be used if:

·       Alarm fails to operate.

·       Equipment malfunctions.

·       Interlock system malfunctions.

·         Vehicle fails to return to normal after "kneeling."

·         Extendable lift, ramp or other passenger-loading device fails to retract.

2.         Air brake system

·       Audible air leak.

·       Slow air pressure build-up rate.

·         There is an 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.

3.         Coupling devices

·       Coupler or mounting has loose or missing fastener.

·         Coupler is insecure or movement exceeds prescribed limit.

·         Coupling or locking mechanism is damaged or fails to lock.

·         Defective, incorrect or missing safety chain/cable.

4.         Dangerous
            goods

 

·         Dangerous goods requirements not met.

5.         Doors and
            emergency exits

·       Door, window or hatch fails to open or close securely.

·       Alarm inoperative.

Passengers may not be carried but vehicle may be moved when no passengers carried if:

·         Required emergency exit fails to function as intended.

6.         Driver controls

·       Accelerator pedal, clutch, gauges, audible and visual indicators or instruments fail to function properly.

Passengers may not be carried but vehicle may be moved when no passengers carried if:

·         Accelerator sticking and engine fails to return to idle.

7.         Driver seat

·       Seat is damaged or fails to remain in set position.

·         Seatbelt or tether belt is insecure, missing or malfunctions.

8.         Emergency             equipment &             safety devices

·       Emergency equipment is missing, damaged or defective.

 

9.         Exhaust system

·       Exhaust leak.

·         Leak that causes exhaust gas to enter the occupant compartment.

10.       Exterior body

·       Insecure or missing body parts.

·       Insecure or missing compartment door.

 

11.       Fuel tank

 

·         Missing fuel tank cap (vehicle may be moved when no passenger carried).

·         Insecure fuel tank.

·         Dripping fuel leak.

 

12.        General

 

·         Serious damage or deterioration that is noticeable and may affect the vehicle's safe operation.

13.       Glass and
            mirrors

·       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.

Passengers may not be carried but vehicle may be moved when no passengers carried if:

·         Driver's view of the road is obstructed in the area swept by the windshield wipers.

14.       Heater/defroster

·       Control or system failure.

·         Defroster fails to provide unobstructed view through the windshield.

15.       Horn

·       Vehicle has no operative horn.

 

16.       Lamps and
            reflectors

·       Required lamp does not function as intended.

·       Required reflector is missing or partially missing.

·       Passenger safety or access lamp does not function.

When lamps are required and there is a:

·         Failure of both low-beam headlamps.

·         Failure of both rearmost tail lamps.

At all times when there is a:

·         Failure of a rearmost turn-indicator lamp.

·         Failure of both rearmost brake lamps.

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.

When affected position is occupied and there is a:

·         Malfunction or absence of required passenger or mobility device restraints.

·         Passenger seat is insecure.

18.       Steering

·       Steering wheel lash (free-play) is greater than normal.

·         Steering wheel is insecure or does not respond normally.

·         Steering wheel lash (free-play) exceeds required limit.

19.       Suspension
            system

·       Air leak in air suspension system.

·         Damaged (patched, cut, bruised, cracked to braid, mounted insecurely) or deflated air bag.

20.       Tires

·       Damaged tread or sidewall of tire.

·       Tire leaking (if leak can be felt or heard, tire is to be treated as flat.)

·         Flat tire.

·         Tire thread depth is less than wear limit.

·         Tire is in contact with another tire or a vehicle component other than mud-flap.

·         Tire is marked "Not for highway use."

·         Tire has exposed cords in the tread or outer side wall.

21.       Wheels, hubs and
            fasteners

·       Hub oil below minimum level. (When fitted with sight glass.)

·       Leaking wheel seal.

·         Wheel has loose, missing or ineffective fastener.

·         Damaged, cracked or broken wheel, rim or attaching part.

·         Evidence of imminent wheel, hub or bearing failure.

22.       Windshield
            wiper/washer

·       Control or system malfunction.

·       Wiper blade damaged, missing or fails to adequately clear driver's field of vision.

When necessary for prevailing weather condition and:

·         Wiper or washer fails to adequately clear driver's field of vision in area swept by driver's side wiper.

 

Schedule D

Motor Coach (earlier of 30 days or 12,000 km)

Application:

This schedule applies to motor coaches.

Note:

·         All conditions listed below are major defects and must be repaired before the vehicle is driven.

·         Schedule D 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 in accordance with paragraph 5(3)(b).

 

Column 1

Column 2

Systems and components

Major defects

1.          Air brake system

·         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.

·         Spring brake is broken or malfunctions.

·         Inoperative service, parking or emergency brake.

 

2.         Exhaust system

·         Exhaust leak.

·         Exhaust system component insecure, damaged or perforated.

3.         Frame and/or underbody

·         A frame member or fastener is damaged, cracked or insecure.

·         A component mount is damaged or insecure.

4.         Fuel system

·         Fuel leak.

·         Insecure fuel tanks, fuel tank mounts or guards.

·         Fuel line or fitting damaged or insecure.

5.         Steering

·         Steering linkage is damaged or insecure.

·         Power steering fluid is leaking, contaminated or low.

·         Power steering component damaged or insecure.

6.         Suspension system

·         Air leak or malfunction of air suspension system or component.

·         Damage or deterioration of a 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.

7.          Tires

·         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.

8.         Wheels and fasteners

·         Loose, missing, damaged or ineffective wheel fastener.

·         Damaged wheel or wheel component.