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INFORMATION CONCERNING THE NEW MASSACHUSETTS COMMERCIAL MOTOR
VEHICLE INSPECTION
Commercial vehicles, trailers and converter dollies will be subject to the enhanced Mass. Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection beginning 10/1/08.

  • This inspection will be the equivalent to the annual Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) “DOT” inspection. When your vehicle/trailer receives this enhanced state inspection beginning 10/1/2008, you will not be required to obtain an annual “DOT” inspection.
  • Single, full, or semi-trailers, used in commerce, that have a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) over 3,000 lbs or commercial vehicle/trailer combinations with a gross combined weight rating (GCVWR) of over 10,000 lbs will be subject to this new requirement, as will all heavy duty motor vehicles (over 10,000 lbs GVWR) and converter dollies.

TRAILERS AND CONVERTER DOLLIES IN USE AFTER JANUARY 1, 2009 MUST BE INCOMPLIANCE WITH THIS NEW INSPECTION.
Registry of Motor Vehicle Regulations for Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections
540 CMR 4.02: Special Definitions

(24) Commercial Motor Vehicle shall mean any motor vehicle which is not a private passenger motor vehicle, antique motor car, motorcycle, auto home, house trailer, taxicab, ambulance, hearse, livery vehicle, or school pupil transport vehicle. A commercial motor vehicle shall include the following
vehicles:

(a) The vehicle has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of
10,001 or more pounds; or
(b) The vehicle is designed to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver; or
(c) The vehicle is used in the transportation of hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding in accordance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations of the United States Department of Transportation. Any commercial motor vehicle that singularly has a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,001 pounds or less and is designed to meet emissions standards, shall be submitted for an emissions inspection in addition to all applicable safety inspection requirements;
or
(d) A single, full or semi-trailer, used in commerce, with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating over 3,000 lbs; or
(e) Any vehicle which has a vehicle weight, or curb weight, of more than six thousand pounds, as per the manufacturer’s description of said vehicle, unless such vehicle is a sport utility vehicle or passenger van, or a pickup truck or cargo van meeting the definition of private passenger vehicle; or
(f) Any vehicle which has five or more wheels on the ground.