a. An intermodal equipment provider shall establish and implement a systematic maintenance
check program for the intermodal chassis that it tenders for interchange to motor
carriers. The SMC program shall be consistent with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
set forth in 49 C.F.R. sections 393 and 396 and shall include, but not be limited to, the following components or actions:
(4) a twist lock and safety lock inspection which includes ensuring that twist locks
are operational and safety locks are working;
(5) wheel lubrication;
(7) registration and federal and State inspection stickers; and
(8) upon the satisfactory completion of the inspection and any required actions necessary
to bring the chassis into compliance with the inspection standards, the application
of an SMC inspection sticker with the equipment provider's name, the inspector's name,
and an expiration date set at six months following the inspection. Chassis which fail a SMC inspection shall be processed in accordance with section
4 of this act. 1
b. Each SMC inspection shall be recorded on a SMC inspection report that shall include,
but not be limited to, all of the following:
(1) Positive identification of the intermodal chassis, including company identification
number and vehicle license plate number;
(2) Date of and reason for each SMC inspection; and
(3) Signature, under penalty of perjury, of the inspector that the SMC inspection
has been performed and that the chassis is roadworthy or, if the chassis failed the
inspection, the specific reason for the failure.
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