3.1 Commercial vehicle requirements. The vehicle shall be a complete commercial
vehicle as specified herein ready for its intended use (see 6.1). The cab and chassis shall be
modified or added to only as expressly permitted herein. The chassis and cab (3.3), body (3.4),
off-line chassis modifications (3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8), military modifications (3.9), treatment, painting
and marking (3.10), mounting and servicing and adjusting (3.11) and workmanship (3.12), shall
include all features (operations, processes, procedures, practices, materials, parts, components,
equipments, assemblies, inspections, etc.) contributing to the commercial acceptability of that
product or service.
3.1.1 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The vehicle, with all furnished
attachments, accessories and equipment, shall comply with all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
3.1.2 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
addition, vehicles destined for California shall comply with State of California regulations
governing air pollution control.
3.1.3 Sound level. The cab interior sound level shall be not greater than 84 db(A). The
sound level shall be determined 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.
3.1.4 OSHA and FMCSR regulation. The vehicle, with all furnished attachments,
accessories and equipment, shall enable compliance by any user with all OSHA and FMCSR
user regulations that are vehicle or vehicle equipment dependent. Regulations shall be those that
are applicable to a commercial user of such a similar type, class and model for the same general
use. See 6.1.
3.1.5 Curb weight. The curb weight shall include the weight of:
(a) The chassis and cab, with all attachments, accessories, and equipment;
(b) The body or fifth wheel (except for cab chassis only type); and equipment;
(c) A full complement of fuel, lubricants and coolant.
3.1.6. GVW. The GVW shall be the sum of:
(a) The curb weight
(b) The operator weight 80 kilograms (kg) (175 pounds) and
(c) A payload to provide not less than the GVW specified in table I for the applicable