The Fire Extinguisher must have an Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) rating of 10 B:C or more. If the power unit is not used to transport hazardous materials it must be equipped with a single fire extinguisher with a UL rating of 5 B:C or more; or two fire extinguishers with a UL rating of 4 B:C or more.
What fire extinguisher does dot require?
Remember that federal regulations require a commercial vehicle be equipped with a UL rated fire extinguisher of 5 B:C, or two 4 B:C extinguishers. Hazmat carriers need to carry at least one 10 B:C extinguisher. These extinguishers need to be inspected at least annually.
What size is a dot fire extinguisher?
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|Diameter||3 3/8 Inches|
|Features||DOT Vehicle Bracket|
|Fire Extinguisher Type||ABC|
|Size||2 1/2 Pounds|
How do I know what size fire extinguisher I need?
Look at the size of the area and where fires are most likely to start. For a large room, consider a large extinguisher, such as a 10-pound model. For a small room, a 5-pound model should be sufficient.
What equipment is required for dot?
Each CMV (except those towed in a driveaway–towaway operation) must have the following emergency equipment: Fire extinguishers. Spare fuses. Warning devices for stopped vehicles.
What weight requires a DOT number?
In general, a USDOT Number is required if you are operating in interstate commerce and meet the following criteria: You have vehicles that are over 10,000 lbs. (GVWR, GCWR, GVW or GCW) You transport between 9 and 15 passengers (including the driver) for compensation, whether direct or indirect.
What is the OSHA standard for fire extinguishers?
NFPA recommends one 2-A fire extinguisher for every 3,000 square feet. OSHA requires employees to have access to an extinguisher within 75 feet. Employees should have access to a fire extinguisher within either 30 or 50 feet, depending on the hazard in question and the rating of the extinguisher (see below).
Who is exempt from a DOT number?
to transport passengers or property when the vehicle has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating, gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight, of 10,001 pounds or more, whichever is greater; or. to transport more than eight passengers, including the driver, for compensation; or.
What are DOT vehicle requirements?
A gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating, or gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight, of 4,536 kg (10,001 pounds) or more. Transport of more than eight passengers (including the driver) for compensation. Transport of more than 15 passengers, including the driver.
What is DOT checklist?
DOT Audit Checklist. A current copy of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). A current DOT security plan. Records of valid annual inspections for all operating commercial motor vehicle equipment going back a minimum of 14 months. Completed driver logs on all drivers going back for 6 months.