Compliance with lighting requirements will be easier to determine with the newly updated United States Federal Lighting Guide Kit available from the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA).
The spiral-bound guide provides information for determining compliance with the lighting requirements in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 108: Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment. The guide includes:
A complete copy of FMVSS 108.
A complete copy of Subpart B (Lighting Devices, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment) of 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 393 (Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation) of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
Lighting identification code charts and example.
FMVSS Compliance Worksheet and compliance statement example.
A compilation of articles related to motor vehicle lighting and FMVSS 108 compliance published by the NTEA.
The 158-page guide comes with a wall chart. The laminated, full-color wall chart has individual illustrations indicating specific requirements for height, location, color, and number of lights and reflectors for six truck body types, a truck-tractor, and a trailer. The chart is suitable for posting in the office or shop.
The guide and chart are available from the “Storefront” section at www.ntea.com ($35 for members; $70 for non-members). For additional information, phone 800-441-6832.