11.22.02.13

.13 Vehicle Frame, Body, and Sheet Metal.

A. Frame.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Visually inspect frame for damage, deterioration, and improper welding. (1) Frame is cracked, broken, bent, rusted to substantially weaken the frame or frame is welded and not fishplated.

B. Engine Mounting.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Visually inspect engine mounts for looseness and damage. (1) Engine mount or bolt is loose or damaged.

C. Frame Cross Member.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Visually inspect frame cross member for condition and attachment. (1) Frame cross member or bolt is loose, missing, or damaged.

D. Cab Mounts.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Inspect for presence and condition of cab mounts. (1) Cab mount or bolt is missing, cracked, loose, or cab is not secured to the frame.

E. Tilt Cab. Inspect for presence and condition of:

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Latch. (1) Latch is missing, broken, insecurely attached, or inoperable.
(2) Secondary latch. (2) Secondary latch is missing, broken, insecurely attached, or inoperable.
(3) Hinges. (3) Hinge is missing, broken, insecurely attached, or seized.

F. Air Suspension Cab.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) With air pressure at normal operating pressure inspect air bags, mountings, and connections. (1) Air bag or connection leaks, air bag is not inflated or properly mounted.

G. Cab Floors and Floor Covering.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Inspect cab floors for condition. (1) Floor is rusted or weakened to a point it does not support occupant, or permits the entrance of engine exhaust gases into the cab.
(2) Inspect floor covering and grommets for presence and condition. (2) Floor covering is damaged or worn where it is not waterproof at seams, presents a tripping hazard, or there is a missing or damaged grommet.

H. Hood or Engine Cover.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Inspect for presence of hood or engine cover. (1) Hood or engine cover is missing or engine cover does not seal.
(2) Inspect for presence and condition of latches. (2) Latch is missing, broken, seized, or insecurely mounted.
(3) Visually inspect for presence and condition of safety cables. (3) Safety cable or catch is missing, broken, or insecurely attached.
(4) Inspect secondary latches for presence and condition (if applicable). (4) Secondary latch (if applicable) is missing, broken, or loose.
(5) Visually inspect for presence and condition of hinges. (5) Hinge is missing, broken, loose, or seized.

I. Doors, Handles, Latches, and Hinges.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Inspect doors for presence, attachment, and operation. (1) Door is missing, loose, or does not readily open or securely close.
(2) Inspect door handles for presence and operation. (2) Door handle is missing or does not permit opening or closing of door or tailgate.
(3) Inspect door catches for presence, condition, and operation. (3) Door catch is missing, damaged, loose, or worn, or does not operate on primary or secondary catches.
(4) Inspect hinges for presence and condition. (4) Hinge is missing, broken, loose, or does not permit door to properly open or close.

J. Cab Step and Grab Handles.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Inspect cab step and grab handles for presence and condition. (1) Cab step or grab handle is missing, loose, or damaged.

K. Fenders and Rear Protector (Mud) Flaps. Rear protector flaps are not required on an uncoupled truck tractor, farm truck, farm truck tractor, pole trailer, or any vehicle when the construction is such that complete freedom around the wheel area is necessary to secure the designed use of the vehicle.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Inspect fenders for presence and condition. (1) Fender is missing, or contains sharp or jagged edges.
(2) Inspect rear protector flaps for presence, condition, size, and mounting when required. (2) Rear protector flap is missing, loose, or does not extend the full width of tires, or the distance from flap to ground is more than 1/3 the distance from the protector flap to the center of the wheel.

L. Sheet Metal.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Inspect body sheet metal and moldings for tears, protruding or loose parts, and deterioration. (1) Body parts and moldings have sharp or jagged edges, protrude to be hazardous, are loose, or body panel has a missing rivet or open seam.

M. Bumpers.

Procedures: Reject Vehicle If:
(1) Inspect bumpers for presence, condition, and mounting. (1) Bumper is missing when required, is broken, has sharp or jagged edges, or is not securely attached.