Level I: North American Standard Inspection

By March 8, 2019Blog Posts

Level I is inspection of the vehicle and driver, and tends to be the most comprehensive. The driver inspection includes a review of their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), alcohol and drug use, Medical Examiner’s and Skill Performance Evaluation (SKE) certificates, Hours of Service (HOS) compliance, record of duty status, seatbelt usage, and vehicle inspection report(s). The vehicle inspection includes:

  • Brake, electrical, exhaust, and fuel systems
  • Cargo securement
  • Coupling devices
  • Driveline/driveshaft mechanisms
  • Frames
  • Hazardous materials compliance
  • Lighting devices (headlamps, taillamps, turn signals, etc.)
  • Steering mechanisms
  • Suspensions
  • Tires (including hubs, rims, wheels)
  • Van and open-top trailer bodies
  • Windshield wipers

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