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School bus inspection manual table of contents

Inspection/Out of Service (OOS) listings

Trans Rule listings

Inspection / Out of Service Listings
Item Page
Definitions 1-2
Purchaser / Employer Requirements 2-3
Driver Requirements 3-5
Out of Service  5
Convert a School Bus  6
Rebody / Charter  7
Aisle  8
Barriers  9
Battery Carrier and Connections  9
Book Racks  10
Brakes - Air 10-14
Brakes - Air - Steer  14
Brakes - Air - Parking  14
Brakes - Air - Drums  15
Brakes - Air - Hoses  15
Brakes - Air - Warning Device / Air Loss Rate  15
Brakes - Air - Reservoir  15
Brakes - Air - Compressor  15
Brakes - Hydraulic - General 16-18
Brakes - Hydraulic - Hypower 18-19
Brakes - Hydraulic - Dual Power 19-20
Brakes - Vacuum 20-21
Brakes - Hydraulic - Hydro-Max 21-22
Brakes - Hydraulic - Hydro-Boost  23
Brakes - Hydraulic - WABCO / International  24
Bumpers 25
Capacity 25
Color 26
Construction 27
Crossing Gate 28
Defroster 28
Drive Shaft 29
Emergency Warning Equipment 30
Emergency Exits 30-34
Exhaust System 34
Fire Extinguisher 35
First Aid Kit 35-36
Fenders 36
Floor Covering 36
Frame 37
Fuel System 37
Heaters 37
Horn 38
Inside Height 38
Interior 39
Ladders 39
Lights - Lamps - Reflectors 39-44
Mirrors 45-47
Mounting of Body 47
Openings 47
Rub Rails 48
Seating 48-49
Service Door 50
Signs and Lettering 50-52
Steering 52-53
Steps 54
Stop Signal Arm 55-56
Sunshield 56
Suspension System 57
Tires 57-59
Wheels 59-60
Windows 61-62
Windshield 62
Windshield Wipers 63
Wiring 63
Special Service Opening 64
Power Lift or Ramps 64-65
Wheelchair Fasteners 65-66
Seats and Restraints (special additional requirements) 66-67
Communications 67
Authorized Optional Equipment 67-69
Inspection Procedures 69
Applicability 70
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Trans Rules Listings
Item Section Page
Purpose and Scope 300.01 1
Definitions 300.02 1-2
Manufacturer 300.10  2
Dealer 300.11  2
Distributor 300.12  2
Purchaser 300.13 2-3
Employer Requirements 300.15  3
Driver Requirements 300.16 3-5
Out of Service 300.18 5
Requirements to Convert a School Bus 300.19 6
Adoption of Standards 300.20 6
Rebody Requirements 300.21 7
Charter Operations 300.22 7
Aisle 300.25 8
Alternator, Generator 300.26 8
Barriers 300.27 9
Battery 300.28 9
Battery Carrier and Connections 300.29 9
Book Racks 300.30 10
Brakes 300.31 10-24
Bumpers 300.32 25
Capacity 300.33 25
Color 300.34 26
Construction 300.35 27
Crossing Gate 300.355 28
Defroster 300.36 28
Drive Shaft 300.37 29
Emergency Warning Equipment 300.38 30
Emergency Exits 300.39 30-34
Exhaust System 300.40 34-35
Fire Extinguisher 300.41 35
First Aid Kit 300.42 35-36
Fenders 300.43 36
Floor Covering 300.44 36
Frame 300.45 37
Fuel System 300.46 37
Heaters 300.47 37
Horn 300.48 38
Interior 300.52 39
Ladders 300.53 39
Lights - Lamps - Reflectors 300.54 39-44
Mirrors 300.55 45-47
Mounting of Body 300.56 47
Openings 300.57 47
Rub Rails 300.58 48
Seating 300.59 48-50
Service Door 300.60 50
Signs and Lettering 300.61 50-52
Steering 300.62 52-54
Steps 300.63 54
Stop Signal Arm 300.64 55-56
Sunshield 300.65 56
Suspension System 300.66 57
Tires 300.67 57-59
Wheels 300.68 59-60
Windows 300.69 61-62
Windshield 300.70 62
Windshield Washer 300.71 62
Windshield Wipers 300.72 63
Wiring 300.73 63
Special Service Opening 300.75 64
Power Lift 300.76 64-65
Wheel Chair Fasteners 300.77 65-66
Seats and Restraints (Special additional equipment) 300.78 66-67
Communications 300.79 67
Optional Equipment 300.80 67
Authorized Optional Equipment 300.81 67-69
Replacement Equipment 300.85 69
Enforcement Policy 300.86 69
Inspection Procedures 300.87 69
Applicability 300.88 69
Penalties 300.89 69

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