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  • 1) Inspects motor vehicles and cargoes for compliance with statutory regulations: Reviews employer records to determine that accidents, traffic violations, and medical information are recorded according to federal and state regulations.

  • 2) Advises shipper of methods to improve cargo security and record keeping to account for shortage or theft.

  • 3) Interprets applicable regulations and suggests method of self-inspection to accomplish voluntary compliance with code.

  • 4) Inspects vehicle systems, such as lights, brakes, tires, directional signals, exhaust systems, and warning devices, to detect excessive wear or malfunction.

  • 5) Measures interior and exterior noise levels, using decibel meter.

  • 6) Measures efficiency of emission-control devices, using electronic test apparatus.

  • 7) Reviews shipping papers to identify hazardous cargo, such as explosives, poisons, or combustibles.

  • 8) Inspects manner in which hazardous cargo is secured to prevent accidental spillage.

  • 9) Computes and records weight of commercial trucks at highway weigh station or uses portable scale to determine gross weight and distribution of load over axles.

  • 10) Reviews commercial vehicle log to verify driver has not exceeded allowable driving hours and required permits and licenses are displayed.

  • 11) Declares vehicle or driver out-of-service for violation of intra- or interstate commerce regulations.

  • 12) Inspects buses to determine compliance with public transport regulations.

  • 13) May accompany bus drivers to observe conduct and observance with safety precautions.

  • 14) May inspect establishments that rebuild containers used to hold hazardous materials.

  • 15) May testify in legal proceedings.




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Job Number: 5271