What does a Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and System Inspector, Except Aviation do?
Inspect and monitor transportation equipment, vehicles, or systems to ensure compliance with regulations and safety standards.
- Inspect vehicles or other equipment for evidence of abuse, damage, or mechanical malfunction.
- Inspect vehicles or equipment to ensure compliance with rules, standards, or regulations.
- Conduct vehicle or transportation equipment tests, using diagnostic equipment.
- Inspect repairs to transportation vehicles or equipment to ensure that repair work was performed properly.
- Prepare reports on investigations or inspections and actions taken.
- Issue notices and recommend corrective actions when infractions or problems are found.
- Investigate complaints regarding safety violations.
- Examine carrier operating rules, employee qualification guidelines, or carrier training and testing programs for compliance with regulations or safety standards.
- Investigate and make recommendations on carrier requests for waiver of federal standards.
- Review commercial vehicle logs, shipping papers, or driver and equipment records to detect any problems or to ensure compliance with regulations.
- Investigate incidents or violations, such as delays, accidents, and equipment failures.
- Negotiate with authorities, such as local government officials, to eliminate hazards along transportation routes.
- Evaluate new methods of packaging, testing, shipping, or transporting hazardous materials to ensure adequate public safety protection.
- Attach onboard diagnostics (OBD) scanner cables to vehicles to conduct emissions inspections.
- Compare emissions findings with applicable emissions standards.
- Conduct remote inspections of motor vehicles, using handheld controllers and remotely directed vehicle inspection devices.
- Conduct visual inspections of emission control equipment and smoke emitted from gasoline or diesel vehicles.
- Identify emissions testing procedures and standards appropriate for the age and technology of vehicles.
- Identify modifications to engines, fuel systems, emissions control equipment, or other vehicle systems to determine the impact of modifications on inspection procedures or conclusions.
- Monitor or review output from systems, such as Thermal Imaging Units (TIU) or roadside imaging tools, to identify high risk commercial motor vehicles for follow-up inspections.
- Perform low-pressure fuel evaluative tests (LPFET) to test for harmful emissions from vehicles without onboard diagnostics (OBD) equipment.