CVSA’s new out-of-service criteria now in effect

April 1, 2019

Chuck Robinson


The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 2019 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria went into effect on Monday, April 1. The 2019 criteria replaces and supersedes all previous versions.

The criteria are used on a pass-fail basis for roadside safety inspections. Violations can render the driver, vehicle and/or motor carrier out of service until the condition or violation can be repaired or corrected.

A full list of the changes, which were approved in October, can be found here.

The changes include placing a vehicle out of service if it has cracks in structural supports of a brake rotor, a missing driver’s seat, and defects in the steering mechanism.

A new North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is put into effect every April 1. Print and electronic versions of the 2019 edition of the handbook are available for purchase through the CVSA online store.