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  1. 1300. Applicability

    This section applies to the operation of any vehicle that carries goods, property, or people for hire or any vehicle with a minimum gross weight of 26,001 lbs. Such vehicles are referred to as commercial motor vehicles.
      All commercial vehicles must comply with all section of Title 8 except where such code conflicts with a code in this Title in which case this Title is controlling
      Codes in this title may only be enforced by certified commercial vehicle inspectors. ((Members and only members of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement sub-division are certified commercial vehicle inspectors.)) You are still required to show proper documentation such as your CDL and any document stated in PC10.02 to any LEO that is conducting a traffic stop
  2. 1301. Commercial Drivers Licenses

    The licensee shall have the valid commercial driver’s license issued to him or her in his or her immediate possession at all times when driving a motor vehicle upon a highway.
      You must have a CDL to operate: Any single vehicle used to transport cargo or goods - (this would be a large dump truck, box truck, or similar vehicle.) Any combination vehicle - (this would be a semi truck or tractor-trailer as it is also called.) A vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) city or long haul buses. The following special endorsements must also be obtained for commercial vehicles where applicable: E endorsement (explosive materials) H endorsement (hazardous materials) N endorsement (tanker vehicles) P endorsement (passenger vehicles) T endorsement (double and triples) X endorsement (Combination covering both Tanker and Hazardous Materials)
      NOTE: Individuals obtaining a CDL are subject to administrative stops and must produce the documents required under Title 10. By applying for and obtaining a CDL, operators understand that protections given to them as a private citizen are not guaranteed while operating a commercial vehicle and that routine and/or random inspections are necessary for the safety of the roads being traveled. 
      - Violations of Penal Code 1301 is a MISDEMEANOR. If hauling hazmat or passengers, infraction becomes a FELONY. A commercial vehicle that is being driven by someone without a valid commercial driver’s license and/or proper endorsement MUST be impounded.
  3. 1302. Additional Certificate Requirements

    A driver that is operating a commercial motor vehicle must have all of the following in his or her possession in addition to any documents required in any other section: A duty log book Except for trips that remain within 1 county. Medical Certificate Bill of Lading - Violations of Penal Code 1302 are an infraction. A commercial motor vehicle shall be put out of service for a violation of this section until such time that the violation is corrected, or a towing company moves the vehicle to private property in which the vehicle is authorized to be parked.
  4. 1303. Commercial Motor Vehicle Point System

    A Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver shall earn points (As well as a $250 fine per item, unless otherwise noted) on his or her license for violations that occur in a commercial motor vehicle as listed below: Violations of section 1303 Inoperable turn signal - 6 points Oil/Grease/Fuel/Radiator Leak - 4 points Inoperable taillight - 1 point Inoperable headlight - 6 points Damaged or discolored windshield - 5 points Damaged/Unsecured or missing DOT Bumper - 5 points Damaged/Missing DOT stickers - 1 point (Fine $50 Per offense) Inoperable/Damaged landing gear and coupling devices(KingPin and Fifth Wheel) - 3 points Flat Tire - 8 points Leaking/Falling Cargo - 7 points Inoperable/Defective brakes - 4 points Failure to secure cargo - 1 point (EXEMPTION: Load was pre-sealed) Missing/Expired Fire Extinguisher - 3 points No/Inaccurate Bill of lading - 5 points Over hours logbook  - 5 points and punishable by a fine of $1,000. falsification of logs - 2 points per offense (Fine of $250 per offense) Amended Violations of section 404 as listed below 1-9 MPH over limit - 1 point 10-14 MPH over limit - 2 points *15-19 MPH over limit - 4 points *20+ MPH over limit - 6 points If the violation puts the vehicle out of service, all violations from that incident shall be doubled. If a person obtains 70 points within 15 days, his or her commercial driver's license shall be suspended for 7 days. After the suspension the amount of points on the license shall be reduced by 30. If a person obtains 3 violations marked with an “*” above or listed below in a 15 day period, his or her commercial driver's license shall be suspended for 24 hours: Any traffic violation occurring that results in a fatal accident - Add Fine $100,000 A CMVEU officer at any time during a stop can request a drug and breathalyzer test which can not be refused If refused it will result in a out of service status and suspension of license for 72 Hours
  5. 1304. Duty Day Limits

    A driver that is operating a commercial motor vehicle must comply with the following duty day requirements: A driver may be on duty no more than 14 hours per 24 hour period A driver may drive for no more than 11 hours per 14 hour duty period A driver must take a 30 minute break every 8 hours A driver must rest (be off duty) for 10 continuous hours per 24 hour period A driver shall maintain a logbook which indicates the times at which the driver went on duty, off duty, was driving, and took his or her required breaks. Drives will keep records for 7 days including the current day. - Violations of Penal Code 1304 are an infraction. A commercial motor vehicle shall be put out of service for a violation of this section until such time that the violation is corrected, a legal driver takes possession of the vehicle, or a towing company moves the vehicle to private property that the vehicle is authorized to park on. A vehicle may not be put out of service for a violation that occurred prior to the last 10 hour rest period.
  6. 1305. Commercial Motor Vehicle Oversize/Overweight.

    The following infractions are nullified in the event the commercial motor vehicle driver possesses the proper overweight/oversize permit.
    Any Combination vehicle shall not weigh more than 80,000 pounds Gross vehicle weight Any straight truck/box truck shall not weigh more than 40,000 pounds Gross vehicle weight No cargo is to exceed the limits of the length, width or height(13 feet, 6 inches) of the trailer without proper permit. Max height of a standard Semi can not Exceed 13 Feet 6 Inches (standard Dry Van/ Trailer) - Violations of Penal Code 1305 are an infraction punishable by a fine of
    $234 and 2 points for being 0-1000 lbs overweight $550 and 5 points for being 1001-5000 lbs over  $1,000 and 10 points for being 5000 lbs or over $2,000 and 10 points for cargo exceeding length, width, or height of trailer. In the event the vehicle is overweight, the vehicle will be placed Out of Service until the excess weight is offloaded at a location deemed capable of handling such an issue
  7. 1306. Hazardous Material and Passenger Transportation

    All vehicles carrying hazardous materials/passengers must come to a complete stop at ALL railroad crossings and have their emergency flashers activated.1 All HAZMAT vehicles/trailers should have the proper placards, one per side and one on each end.3 No HAZMAT vehicle/trailer should be driven through a residential area.(Exemption: Drop off point is located in a residential area)2 No HAZMAT vehicle/trailer should be left unattended. If left unattended for any reason it must be left in a safe location at all times. At no time should a HAZMAT vehicle/trailer be parked on the side of the road.2 No passenger vehicle should be fueling while passengers are aboard.2 No passenger/driver should be smoking while aboard the vehicle(public transportation).3 - Violations of Penal Code 1306 are an infraction punishable by a fine of
    $234 and 2 points for 3 $550 and 5 points as well as the driver being put Out of Service at the CMVEU Officer’s discretion for 2 $1,000 and 10 points as well as a 2 day CDL suspension for 1
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