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FMCSA Proposes Requiring Inspection of Rear Impact Guards

April 8, 2021

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to add rear impact guards to the list of items to be examined during yearly inspections of commercial motor vehicles.  Rear impact guards have been required on CMVs for nearly 70 years but are not included on the list of components in Appendix G for required inspections. This means that a CMV can pass an annual inspection with a missing or damaged guard.  The agency is accepting comments on the proposal until March 1, 2021.  More information will be provided as this progresses. 

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