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PDFWAC 480-31-120

Equipment—Inspection—Ordered for repairs.

(1) All motor vehicles operated by providers must be maintained in a safe and sanitary condition. They must at all times be subject to inspection by the commission and its duly authorized representatives who will have power to order out-of-service any vehicle failing to meet the standards set forth in this section, or if not being operated in compliance with state laws in regard to equipment or method.
(2) Every provider must ensure that all its vehicles are regularly inspected, repaired and maintained, as required by the United States Department of Transportation in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, part 396 (Inspection, Repair and Maintenance) in effect on the date specified in WAC 480-31-999.
(3) All vehicle parts and accessories must be in safe and proper working condition at all times.
(4) Equipment standards. The purpose of this subsection is to identify critical vehicle inspection items and provide criteria for placing a vehicle(s) in an out-of-service category. The criteria for out-of-service condition are those defined in the current North American Uniform Out-Of-Service Criteria.
Out-of-service condition. When any motor vehicle(s) is in out-of-service condition, no provider will require nor will any person operate such motor vehicle until all required repairs have been satisfactorily completed. The commission adopts by reference the "North American Uniform Out-of-Service Criteria" published by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance in effect on the date specified in WAC 480-31-999.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 80.04.160, 81.04.160, and 34.05.310. WSR 01-20-061 (Docket No. A-010827, General Order No. R-491), § 480-31-120, filed 9/28/01, effective 10/29/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.310, 34.05.356, 80.01.040, 80.04.160 and 80.04.160 [81.04.160]. WSR 99-20-013 (Order R-465, Docket No. A-980247), § 480-31-120, filed 9/24/99, effective 10/25/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040 and chapter 80.01 RCW. WSR 97-08-037 (Order R-440, Docket No. TC 961102), § 480-31-120, filed 3/27/97, effective 4/27/97.]
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