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Commercial Vehicle Trip Inspection Regulations

made under Section 303 of the

Motor Vehicle Act

R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 293

O.I.C. 2018-36 (effective February 13, 2018), N.S. Reg. 26/2018


Table of Contents


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Citation

Definitions

Conflict with Motor Carrier Act regulations

Prohibition against operating commercial vehicle without inspection

Required inspections

Designate or licensed technician must prepare inspection report

Prohibition against operating commercial vehicle on highway without inspection report

Commercial driver must provide inspection reports to motor vehicle inspector

Original inspection report to carrier

Designate or licensed technician must report defects and major defects

Defects to be corrected before next inspection

Prohibition against operating commercial vehicle with major defect on highway

Removal of debris, snow and ice

Carrier’s records

Using electronic recording device to create equivalent electronic record

Form of inspection report from equivalent electronic record

Penalties


 

Citation

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


Definitions

2     In these regulations,

 

“Act” means the Motor Vehicle Act;

 

“carrier” means a person who owns, leases or is responsible for the operation of a commercial vehicle for the purpose of transporting passengers or goods;

 

“commercial driver” means an individual who is driving, in charge of or operating a commercial vehicle;

 

“commercial vehicle”, except as provided in Section 3, means any of the following commercial motor vehicles:

 

                         (i)     a truck, truck tractor or trailer, or any combination of them, that exceeds a registered gross vehicle weight of 4500 kg,

 

                         (ii)    a bus, including a motor coach;

 

“defect” means an inadequacy in a commercial vehicle that is listed in the column headed “Defects” in an inspection schedule;

 

“designate” means a commercial driver or other individual to whom a carrier assigns the duty to conduct Schedule 1, 2 or 3 inspections required by these regulations;

 

“electronic recording device” means an electronic system designed for the purpose of keeping electronic records of inspections in accordance with Sections 16 and 17;

 

“emergency vehicle” means any of the following vehicles:

 

                         (i)     a fire-fighting vehicle, ambulance, police vehicle or other vehicle that is used for emergency purposes,

 

                         (ii)    a vehicle being operated by or on behalf of a government agency to provide snow removal or ice control,

 

                         (iii)   a vehicle being operated by or on behalf of a public utility to perform emergency repair services;

 

“equivalent electronic record”, in relation to an inspection report, means an electronic record of an inspection that is kept in an electronic recording device;

 

“inspection report” means a report prepared by a designate or a licensed technician as required by Section 7 on completing an inspection of a commercial vehicle;

 

“inspection schedule” means a written list as set out in Schedule 1, 2, 3 or 4, itemizing the components of a commercial vehicle to be inspected and the defects and major defects associated with each component;

 

“licensed technician” means an individual who holds a valid certificate of qualification in the truck and transport mechanic trade under the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act;

 

“major defect” means an inadequacy in a commercial vehicle that is listed in the column headed “Major Defects” in an inspection schedule;

 

“motor coach” mean a bus of monocoque design manufactured to provide intercity, suburban, commuter or charter service and equipped with under-floor baggage storage;

 

“motor vehicle inspector” means an individual appointed as a motor vehicle inspector by the Minister under Section 6 of the Act;

 

“recreational vehicle” means a vehicle that is designed as mobile accommodation and used as transportation for personal and recreational purposes without compensation, and includes a cabin trailer, collapsible cabin trailer, tent trailer and camping trailer.


Exemptions from regulations

3     All of the following commercial vehicles are exempt from these regulations:

 

                (a)    a 2-axle or 3-axle commercial vehicle when being used for any of the following trips, if the driver or the carrier is the producer of the products referred to:

 

                         (i)     a trip to pick up feed grain or the primary products of a farm, forest, sea or lake,

 

                         (ii)    a trip to transport feed grain or the primary products of a farm, forest, sea or lake,

 

                         (iii)   a return trip after transporting feed grain or the primary products of a farm, forest, sea or lake;

 

                (b)    an emergency vehicle;

 

                (c)    a vehicle when it is being used to provide relief during a public welfare emergency as defined in the Emergencies Act (Canada) or during an emergency as defined in the Emergency Management Act;

 

                (d)    a recreational vehicle.


Conflict with Motor Carrier Act regulations

4     If there is a conflict between a provision of these regulations and a provision in any regulations made under the Motor Carrier Act, the provision that would result in the higher level of safety, as determined by a motor vehicle inspector, must be followed.


Prohibition against operating commercial vehicle without inspection

5     (1)    A carrier must not permit a commercial driver to drive or operate the carrier’s commercial vehicle on a highway unless the vehicle is inspected as required by these regulations.

 

       (2)    A commercial driver must not drive or operate a commercial vehicle on a highway unless the vehicle is inspected as required by these regulations.


Required inspections

6     (1)    Each commercial vehicle must be inspected at least once every 24 hours in accordance with the inspection schedule specified for the type of commercial vehicle in the following table:


Commercial Vehicle Type

Inspection Schedule

Truck

1

Truck tractor

1

Trailer, other than trailer towed by bus, including motor coach

1

Any combination of truck, truck tractor and trailer

1

Bus, other than motor coach equipped with air ride suspension, air brakes and automatic brake adjusters

2

Trailer towed by bus, including motor coach

2

Motor coach equipped with air ride suspension, air brakes and automatic brake adjusters

3

 

       (2)    In addition to the inspection required by subsection (1), a motor coach equipped with air ride suspension, air brakes and automatic brake adjusters must be inspected by a licensed technician in accordance with Schedule 4 at least every 30 days or every 12 000 km, whichever occurs first.


Designate or licensed technician must prepare inspection report

7     (1)    For each inspection of a commercial vehicle that is performed, a designate or licensed technician must prepare a report that contains all of the following information:

 

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

 

                (b)    if the commercial vehicle is equipped with an odometer, the odometer reading at the time of inspection;

 

                (c)    a list of all defects found during the inspection;

 

                (d)    a list of all major defects found during the inspection;

 

                (e)    if no defects are found during the inspection, a statement to that effect;

 

                (f)    if no major defects are found during the inspection, a statement to that effect;

 

                (g)    the carrier’s name;

 

                (h)    the date and time of the inspection;

 

                (i)     the city, town, village or highway location where the inspection was performed;

 

                (j)     if prepared in hard-copy format, the designate or licensed technician’s signature;

 

                (k)    the legibly printed name of the designate or licensed technician.

 

       (2)    In addition to the information required by subsection (1), a licensed technician conducting an inspection in accordance with Schedule 4 as required by subsection 6(2) must include all of the following information in their report:

 

                (a)    confirmation that during the inspection the commercial vehicle was positioned over a pit or raised in a manner that provided adequate access to all of the items to be inspected;

 

                (b)    the commercial vehicle’s brake adjustment measurements at the time of the inspection;

 

                (c)    the nature of each repair carried out on the commercial vehicle;

 

                (d)    the certification number on the licensed technician’s identity card issued by the Director of Programs and Operations under the Apprenticeships and Trades Qualification Act.


Prohibition against operating commercial vehicle on highway without inspection report

8     (1)    A carrier must not permit a commercial driver to drive or operate the carrier’s commercial vehicle on a highway unless the commercial driver is in possession of

 

                (a)    the most recent Schedule 1, 2 or 3 inspection report for the vehicle; and

 

                (b)    if subsection 6(2) applies, the most recent Schedule 4 inspection report for the vehicle.

 

       (2)    A commercial driver must not drive or operate a commercial vehicle on a highway unless they are in possession of

 

                (a)    the most recent Schedule 1, 2, or 3 inspection report for the vehicle; and

 

                (b)    if subsection 6(2) applies, the most recent Schedule 4 inspection report for the vehicle.


Commercial driver must provide inspection reports to motor vehicle inspector

9     A commercial driver must provide the inspection reports for the commercial vehicle to a motor vehicle inspector on the demand of the motor vehicle inspector.


Original inspection report to carrier

10   (1)    A designate or licensed technician must forward the original of each inspection report to the carrier of the commercial vehicle no later than 20 calendar days after the date the report is completed.

 

       (2)    An inspection report prepared using an electronic recording device must fulfill the requirements of Sections 16 and 17.


Designate or licensed technician must report defects and major defects

11   (1)    In addition to recording all defects in an inspection report as required by clause 7(1)(c), a designate or licensed technician must report the defects to the carrier before the next required inspection of the commercial vehicle.

 

       (2)    In addition to recording all major defects in an inspection report as required by clause 7(1)(d), a designate or licensed technician must report the major defects to the carrier immediately.


Defects to be corrected before next inspection

12   A carrier must ensure that all defects reported by a designate or licensed technician are corrected before the next required inspection of the commercial vehicle.


Prohibition against operating commercial vehicle with major defect on highway

13   (1)    A carrier must not permit a commercial driver to drive or operate the carrier’s commercial vehicle on a highway if the vehicle has any major defects.

 

       (2)    A commercial driver must not drive or operate a commercial vehicle on a highway if the vehicle has any major defects.


Removal of debris, snow and ice

14   (1)    A carrier must not permit a commercial driver to drive or operate the carrier’s commercial vehicle on a highway unless the vehicle is cleared of debris, snow and ice before it is driven or operated on the highway.

 

       (2)    A commercial driver must not drive or operate a commercial vehicle on a highway unless the vehicle is cleared of debris, snow and ice before it is driven or operated on the highway.


Carrier’s records

15   (1)    In this Section, “principal place of business” of a carrier means a place in the Province designated by the carrier as its principal place of business for the purpose of keeping the records required by this Section.

 

       (2)    For each commercial vehicle that a carrier owns, leases or is responsible for operating, the carrier must keep or cause to be kept all of the following records:

 

                (a)    a record that identifies the commercial vehicle, including all of the following:

 

                         (i)     the carrier’s company name and vehicle unit number,

 

                         (ii)    the make and year of manufacture of the commercial vehicle,

 

                         (iii)   the plate number of the commercial vehicle,

 

                         (iv)   the name of the person supplying the commercial vehicle, if the vehicle is not owned by the carrier;

 

                (b)    [Original text does not include clause 15(2)(b).]

 

                (c)    copies of inspection reports and reports of repairs and maintenance performed on the commercial vehicle, including the date, the nature of the inspection, repair or maintenance and the odometer reading at the time of the inspection, repair or maintenance;

 

                (d)    a record of any modification involving axles or suspensions that affects the manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating or gross axle weight rating of the commercial vehicle;

 

                (e)    all original inspection reports forwarded to the carrier by a designate or licensed technician under Section 10.

 

       (3)    A record required by subsection (2) must be kept at the carrier’s principal place of business for a period of 6 months from the date that the vehicle ceases to be owned or leased by the carrier, or 2 years, whichever is longer.


Using electronic recording device to create equivalent electronic record

16   (1)    A carrier may permit the use of an electronic recording device to create an equivalent electronic record of an inspection report if all of the criteria set out in subsection (3) are met.

 

       (2)    A designate or licensed technician may use an electronic recording device to create an equivalent electronic record of an inspection report if all of the criteria set out in subsection (3) are met.

 

       (3)    All of the following are the criteria that must be met to use an electronic recording device as described in subsection (1) or (2):

 

                (a)    the information contained in the electronic recording device is the same as the information that would have been provided if the inspection report had been prepared in paper format;

 

                (b)    the information contained in the electronic recording device can be immediately provided by producing it in any of the formats listed in subsection 17(1), or any combination of those formats;

 

                (c)    a handwritten inspection report can be prepared from the information stored in the electronic device;

 

                (d)    the device automatically records the time and date any time it is disconnected and any time it is reconnected and any time it stores a record.


Form of inspection report from equivalent electronic record

17   (1)    If an equivalent electronic record is kept for a commercial vehicle, any requirement in these regulations to provide an inspection report for the vehicle is met by providing the report in any of the following formats, or any combination of them:

 

                (a)    a digital display on the screen of the electronic recording device;

 

                (b)    subject to subsection (2), a print-out or other intelligible output from the electronic recording device;

 

                (c)    subject to subsection (2), a handwritten copy prepared from the information recorded in the electronic recording device;

 

                (d)    email or electronic file transfer.

 

       (2)    An inspection report in handwritten, print-out, or other hard-copy format based on information contained in an electronic recording device must be signed by the designate or licensed technician, confirming that the hard copy is an accurate representation of the information contained in the electronic recording device.

 

       (3)    A carrier who uses electronic recording devices must also provide blank hard-copy inspection forms use by a designate or licensed technician.


Penalties

18   A person who violates any of the provisions of these regulations is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to the penalties provided for a category B offence in the Summary Proceedings Act.


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Schedule 1: Truck, Tractor, or Trailer Daily Inspections

(Items to be inspected are numbered below, with the defects and major defects identified.)


#

Item to be Inspected

Defects

Major Defects

1

Air brake system

•audible air leak

•slow air pressure build-up rate

•pushrod stroke of any brake exceeds adjustment limit

•air loss rate exceeds prescribed limit

•inoperative towing vehicle (tractor) protection system

•low air warning system fails or system activated

•inoperative service, parking or emergency brake

2

Cab

•occupant compartment door fails to open

•cab or sleeper door fails to close securely

3

Cargo securement

•insecure or improper load covering, such as wrong type of covering or covering flapping in 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 insecure or movement exceeds the maximum of tolerance allowed

•coupling or locking mechanism damaged or fails to lock

•defective, incorrect or missing safety chain/cable

5

Dangerous goods

 

•requirements of Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations not met

6

Driver controls

•accelerator pedal, clutch, gauges, audible and visual indicators or instruments fail to function properly

 

7

Driver seat

•seat damaged or fails to remain in set position

•seatbelt or tether belt insecure, missing or malfunctions

8

Electric brake system

•loose or insecure wiring or electrical connection

•inoperative breakaway device

•inoperative brake

9

Emergency equipment and safety devices

•emergency equipment 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 vehicle’s safe operation

14

Glass and mirrors

•required mirror or window glass fails to provide required view to driver as result of being cracked, broken, damaged, missing or maladjusted

•broken or damaged attachments of required mirror or glass to vehicle body

 

15

Heater/defroster

•control or system failure

•defroster fails to provide unobstructed view through windshield.

16

Horn

•vehicle has no operative horn

 

17

Hydraulic brake system

•brake fluid level below indicated minimum level

•parking brake inoperative

•brake boost or power assist not operative

•brake fluid leak

•brake pedal fade or insufficient brake pedal reserve

•activated (other than ABS) warning device

•brake fluid reservoir less than ¼ full

18

Lamps and reflectors

•required lamp does not function as intended

•required reflector missing or partially missing

When lamps required:

•failure of both low-beam headlamps

•failure of both rearmost tail lamps

At all times:

•failure of rearmost turn-indicator lamp

•failure of both rearmost brake lamps

19

Steering

•steering wheel lash (free-play) greater than normal

•steering wheel insecure, or does not respond normally

•steering wheel lash (free-play) exceeds required limit

20

Suspension

•air leak in air suspension system

•broken spring leaf

•suspension fastener loose, missing or broken

•damaged (including patched, cut, bruised, cracked to braid), insecurely mounted, or deflated air bag

•cracked or broken main spring leaf or more than 1 broken spring leaf

•part of spring leaf or suspension 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 (other than tire leak classified as major defect)

•flat tire including tire leak that can be felt or heard

•tire tread depth less than wear limit

•tire in contact with another tire or any 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 below minimum level (when fitted with sight glass)

•wheel has loose, missing or ineffective fastener

•damaged, cracked or broken wheel, rim or attaching part

•evidence of imminent wheel, hub or bearing failure

•leaking wheel seal

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.

•wiper or washer fails to adequately clear driver’s field of vision in area swept by driver’s side wiper



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Schedule 2: Bus Daily Inspections

(Items to be inspected are numbered below, with the defects and major defects identified.)


#

Item to be Inspected

Defects

Major Defects

1

Accessibility devices

•alarm fails to operate

•equipment malfunctions

•interlock system malfunctions

•vehicle fails to return to normal level 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 any brake exceeds adjustment limit

•air loss rate exceeds prescribed limit

•inoperative towing vehicle (tractor) protection system

•low air warning system fails or system activated

•inoperative service, parking or emergency brake

3

Cargo securement

•insecure or improper load covering

•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 insecure or movement exceeds prescribed limit

•coupling or locking mechanism damaged or fails to lock

•defective, incorrect or missing safety chain/cable

5

Dangerous goods

 

•requirements of Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations not met

6

Doors and emergency exits

•door, window or hatch fails to open or close securely

•alarm inoperative

•required emergency exit fails to function as intended

7

Driver controls

•accelerator pedal, clutch, gauges, audible and visual indicators or instruments fail to function properly

•accelerator sticks and engine fails to return to idle

8

Driver seat

•seat damaged or fails to remain in set position

•seatbelt or tether belt insecure, missing or malfunctions

9

Electric brake system

•loose or insecure wiring or electrical connection

•inoperative breakaway device

•inoperative brake

10

Emergency equipment and safety devices

•emergency equipment missing, damaged or defective

 

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

•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 required view to driver as a result of being cracked, broken, damaged, missing or maladjusted

•broken or damaged attachments of required mirror or glass to vehicle body

•driver’s view of the road obstructed in area swept by windshield wipers

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 not operative

•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:

•failure of both low-beam headlamps

•failure of both rearmost tail lamps

At all times:

•failure of a rearmost turn-indicator lamp

•failure of both rearmost brake lamps

20

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:

•malfunction or absence of required passenger or mobility device restraints

•passenger seat is insecure

21

Steering

•steering wheel lash (free-play) greater than normal

•steering wheel insecure, or does not respond normally

•steering wheel lash (free-play) exceeds required limit

22

Suspension system

•air leak in air suspension system

•broken spring leaf

•suspension fastener loose, missing or broken

•air bag damaged (including patched, cut, bruised, cracked to braid), insecurely mounted or deflated

•cracked or broken main spring leaf or more than 1 broken spring leaf

•part of spring leaf or suspension missing, shifted out of place or in contact with another vehicle component

•loose U-bolt

23

Tires

•damaged tread or sidewall of tire

•tire leaking

•flat tire

•tire tread depth less than wear limit

•tire in contact with another tire or any vehicle component other than mud-flap

•tire marked “Not for highway use”

•tire has exposed cords in tread or outer side wall area

24

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

25

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.

•wiper or washer fails to adequately clear driver’s field of vision in area swept by driver’s side wiper


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Schedule 3: Motor Coach Daily Inspections

(Items to be inspected are numbered below, with the defects and major defects identified.)


#

Item to be Inspected

Defects

Major Defects

1

Accessibility devices

•alarm fails to operate

•equipment malfunctions

•interlock system malfunctions

•vehicle fails to return to normal level 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

•any indication of brake adjustment problem

•air loss rate exceeds prescribed limit

•inoperative towing vehicle (tractor) protection system

•low air warning system fails or system activated

•inoperative service, parking or emergency brake

3

Coupling devices

•coupler or mounting has loose or missing fastener

•coupler insecure or movement exceeds prescribed limit

•coupling or locking mechanism damaged or fails to lock

•defective, incorrect or missing safety chain/cable

4

Dangerous goods 

 

•requirements of Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations not met

5

Doors and emergency exits

•door, window or hatch fails to open or close securely

•alarm inoperative

•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

•accelerator sticks and engine fails to return to idle

7

Driver seat

•seat damaged or fails to remain in set position

 

8

Emergency equipment and safety devices

•emergency equipment missing, damaged or defective

 

9

Exhaust system

•exhaust leak

•leak that causes exhaust gas to enter occupant compartment

10

Exterior body

•insecure or missing body parts

•insecure or missing compartment door

 

11

Fuel system

 

•missing fuel tank cap

•insecure fuel tank

•dripping fuel leak

12

General

 

•serious damage or deterioration that is noticeable and may affect vehicle’s safe operation

13

Glass and mirrors

•required mirror or window glass fails to provide required view to driver as a result of being cracked, broken, damaged, missing or maladjusted

•broken or damaged attachments of required mirror or glass to vehicle body

•driver’s view of road obstructed in area swept by windshield wipers

14

Heater/defroster

•control or system failure

•defroster fails to provide unobstructed view through windshield

15

Horn

•vehicle has no operative horn

 

16

Lamps and reflectors

•required lamp does not function as intended

•passenger safety or access lamp does not function

When lamps are required:

•failure of both low-beam headlamps

•failure of both rearmost tail lamps

At all times:

•failure of rearmost turn-indicator lamp

•failure of both rearmost brake lamps

17

Passenger compartment

•stanchion padding 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 insecure

When affected position is occupied:

•malfunction or absence of required passenger or mobility device restraints

•passenger seat insecure

18

Steering

•steering wheel lash (free-play) greater than normal

•steering wheel insecure, or does not respond normally

•steering wheel lash (free-play) exceeds required limit

19

Suspension system

•air leak in air suspension system

•air bag damaged (patched, cut, bruised, cracked to braid), mounted insecurely or deflated

20

Tires

•damaged tread or sidewall of tire

•tire leaking (other than leak classified as major defect)

•flat tire or tire leak that can be felt or heard

•tire tread depth less than wear limit

•tire in contact with another tire or any vehicle component other than mud-flap

•tire marked “Not for highway use”

•tire has exposed cords in tread or outer side wall area

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 conditions:

•wiper or washer fails to adequately clear driver’s field of vision in area swept by driver’s side wiper


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Schedule 4: Motor Coach (30 days or 12 000 km) Inspections

(Items to be inspected are numbered below, with the major defects identified.)


#

Item to be inspected

Major Defects

1

Air brake system

•audible air leak

•brake pushrod stroke at or beyond 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 defective, damaged or insecure

•spring brake 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

•any frame member or fastener damaged, cracked or insecure

•any component mount 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 damaged or insecure

•power steering fluid 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 any 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 used on front axle

8

Wheels and fasteners

•loose, missing, damaged or ineffective wheel fastener

•damaged wheel or wheel component

 


Legislative History
Reference Tables

Commercial Vehicle Trip Inspection

N.S. Reg. 223/1990

Motor Vehicle Act

Note:  The information in these tables does not form part of the regulations and is compiled by the Office of the Registrar of Regulations for reference only.

Source Law

The current consolidation of the Commercial Vehicle Trip Inspection Regulations made under the Motor Vehicle Act includes all of the following regulations:

N.S.
Regulation

In force
date*

How in force

Royal Gazette
Part II Issue

26/2018

Feb 13, 2018

date specified

Mar 2, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following regulations are not yet in force and are not included in the current consolidation:

N.S.
Regulation

In force
date*

How in force

Royal Gazette
Part II Issue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*See subsection 3(6) of the Regulations Act for rules about in force dates of regulations.

Amendments by Provision

ad. = added
am. = amended

fc. = fee change
ra. = reassigned

rep. = repealed
rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

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Note that changes to headings are not included in the above table.

Editorial Notes and Corrections:

 

Note

Effective
date

1

Original text does not include clause 15(2)(b).

Feb 13, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repealed and Superseded:

N.S.
Regulation

Title

In force
date

Repealed
date

223/1990

Commercial Vehicle Trip Inspection and Records Regulations

Sep 1, 1990

Feb 13, 2018

Note:  Only regulations that are specifically repealed and replaced appear in this table.  It may not reflect the entire history of regulations on this subject matter.