3.2.2 Air pollution control. The vehicle shall comply with the
EPA Regulations governing Control of Air Pollution from New Motor
Vehicles and New Motor Vehicle Engines in effect on the date of
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 interior sound level shall conform to
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 weight of the
chassis and body with all attachments, accessories and equipment; and
full complement of fuel, lubricants and coolant.
3.2.5 Gross vehicle weight. Gross vehicle weight (GVW) shall
consist of curb weight, operator and an assistant (weight computed at
175 pounds each), plus a payload of not less than 5,000 pounds, evenly
distributed in the body load area. Additionally, the chassis
manufacturer's GVW rating shall be not less than 33,000 pounds. The
required GVW shall be the greater of the two.
3.2.6 Ground clearance. The ground clearance shall be not less
than 9-1/2 inches under the axles and not less than 18 inches under all
3.2.7 Ratings. Vehicle ratings shall be manufacturer's published
ratings. 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 submitted to the engineering
office of the procuring activity.
3.2.8 Accessibility. The design of the vehicle and optional
equipment shall permit ready accessibility for routine servicing and
shall permit accessibility for replacement and adjustment of component
parts and accessories with minimal disturbance of other components and
3.3.1 Speeds and gradeability. High and low speed requirements
shall be met with vehicle loaded with specified payload or to specified
GVW, whichever GVW is greater.