188.8.131.52 Tool box. When specified (see 6.2), a tool box shall be furnished. The tool box
shall provide for storage in addition to that required by 3.4.16. Minimum dimensions shall be
560 mm (22 inches) by 560 mm (22 inches) by 300 mm (12 inches). A door opening size of not
less than 510 mm (20 inches) by 255 mm (10 inches) shall be furnished. The tool box shall be
fabricated of not less than 2.657 mm (12 gage) (0.1046 inch) steel or equivalent strength
aluminum. The box shall be weatherproof and shall provide for locking with a padlock. The tool
box shall be mounted to the immediate rear of the cab, on the curbside of the vehicle.
3.2 General design.
3.2.1 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The vehicle and furnished accessories
shall comply with all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards in effect on the date of
3.2.2 Air pollution control. The vehicle shall comply with EPA regulations governing
Control of Air Pollution from New Motor Vehicles and New Motor Vehicle Engines in effect on
the date of manufacture. In addition, vehicles destined for California shall comply with State of
California regulations governing air pollution control in effect on the date of manufacture.
3.2.3 Sound level. The cab interior sound level shall not exceed 84 db(A) when measured
in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation 393.94. The vehicle exterior sound
level shall conform to EPA Noise Emission Standards for Transportation Equipment - Medium
and Heavy Trucks.
3.2.4 Curb weight. The curb weight shall include the weight of the chassis and cab, with
all attachments, accessories, and equipment; the body; and a full complement of fuel, lubricants,
3.2.5 Gross vehicle weight. The gross vehicle weight (GVW) shall consist of the curb
weight, the operator weight (computed at 80 kg (175 pounds)), and a payload to provide not less
than the specified GVW.
3.2.6 Weight distribution. The distribution of GVW for the purpose of establishing
suspension, axle and tire capacities shall be determined with the payload uniformly distributed
over the load area.
3.2.7 Ratings. Vehicle ratings shall be manufacturer's published rating. Component and
vehicular ratings shall not be raised to meet the requirements of this specification. When
published ratings are not available, verification of ratings shall be available to the engineering
office of the procuring activity. Minimum GVW rating shall be 12700 kg (28,000 pounds).