Replacement headlights shall be equivalent in mounting, protection, and range and
precision of adjustment to the chassis manufacturer's original standard headlights.
Unused headlight cavities are covered in a neat workmanlike manner, treated and
painted to match the chassis cab color with treatment and painting equivalent to the
chassis cab manufacturer's process for the remainder of the chassis cab. Cavities
and their covers shall be rustproofed in accordance with 184.108.40.206.
Complete installation drawings are available to the procuring activity.
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 controls. 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. Recertification for noise emission, if the exhaust
system is modified, shall be accomplished, if required by EPA standards.
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. Gross vehicle weight (GVW) shall consist of curb weight,
operator weight (computed at 175 pounds), and a payload to provide not less than the specified
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. In addition to meeting the load imposed, the gross axle weight rating
(GAWR) on the front shall be not less than as specified in table II.