I. D., Clearance Lights and Reflectors:
Part §393.11 requires a CMV that is 80 inches or more in width, to have lights marking the extreme width and height of the vehicle. I. D. and clearance lights are required on the front and rear of the vehicle. Reflectors are required on each side, front and rear, of all CMV?s regardless of the vehicle?s width. These light and reflector requirements are also covered under State statutes.
Load Securement Requirements:
Part §393.100 through §393.136 contains the requirements for securing loads, and the specifications of the load securing devices and front- end structures. A load must be secured to prevent it from shifting or falling off of the vehicle. In addition, each cargo carrying motor vehicle must conform to the applicable rules in §393.102, §393.104 and §393.106.
There are many additional safety regulations that must be complied with, such as tires, suspension, steering etc. All motor carriers should obtain a copy of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) to refer to, for all the safety regulations.