Commercial Vehicle Section

Phone:

(916) 843-3400

Address:

P.O. Box 942898
Sacramento , CA 94298-0001

Hours:

Monday:
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday:
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday:
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday:
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday:
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed


The mission of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security to the people of California.  An indispensable component of that mission is an effective and proactive commercial vehicle safety and enforcement program.  The large presence of commercial vehicles in this state results in approximately 30 million miles of travel every day.  For that reason, the CHP has established a goal of preventing the loss of life, injuries, and property damage through an innovative commercial vehicle safety program.  This program encompasses enforcement, education, and partnerships to minimize the disastrous results from collisions involving commercial vehicles.  The CHP’s Commercial Vehicle Section provides assistance regarding the safe operation and enforcement of commercial vehicles.

Federal Title VI Compliance Admonition

Carrier Inspection Results

The California Highway Patrol provides the public with information regarding the outcome of motor carrier and terminal safety inspections performed in the State of California.  To access carrier safety inspection results, click on the Carrier Inspection Results link under Programs and Services, on the right.  Please use the parameters provided to search for the motor carrier for which you wish to view inspection results.  Once results of the search are returned, click on the plus sign (+) next to the CA / MCP # and you will be redirected to safety inspection results for the motor carrier.

Regulatory Actions

Please visit the CHP Regulatory Actions web page for recently proposed or adopted regulations affecting the operation of commercial vehicles within California.

Forms

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CHP 108 Truck and/or Tractor Safety & Maintenance Inspection (Rev. 6-05) (4 pages) https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/A chp108.pdfCHP 108 Truck and/or Tractor Safety & Maintenance Inspection (Rev. 6-05) (4 pages) Commercial Vehicles
CHP 108A Bus Maintenance & Safety Inspection (Rev. 7-05) (4 pages) (bus operator use) https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/B chp108a.pdfCHP 108A Bus Maintenance & Safety Inspection (Rev. 7-05) (4 pages) (bus operator use) Commercial Vehicles
CHP 279 Request for Owner's Responsibility (Rev. 9-07)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/C chp279.pdfCHP 279 Request for Owner's Responsibility (Rev. 9-07)Commercial Vehicles
CHP 294D Youth Bus, Pupil Activity Bus (PAB), or General Public Paratransit Vehicle (GPPV) Inspection Application (Rev. 1-10)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/D chp294d.pdfCHP 294D Youth Bus, Pupil Activity Bus (PAB), or General Public Paratransit Vehicle (GPPV) Inspection Application (Rev. 1-10)Commercial Vehicles
CHP 296 Application for School Bus Contractor's License (Rev. 4-12)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/D1 chp296.pdfCHP 296 Application for School Bus Contractor's License (Rev. 4-12)Commercial Vehicles
CHP 296A How to Obtain or Renew a School Bus Contractor's License (Rev. 2-10)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/D2 chp296A.pdfCHP 296A How to Obtain or Renew a School Bus Contractor's License (Rev. 2-10)Commercial Vehicles
CHP 361D How to Obtain a Fleet Owner Inspection and Maintenance Station License - General Information (Rev. 4-12)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/E chp361d.pdfCHP 361D How to Obtain a Fleet Owner Inspection and Maintenance Station License - General Information (Rev. 4-12)Commercial Vehicles
CHP 361L License Renewal Notice - Fleet Owner Inspection and Maintenance Station License - Form Instructions (Rev. 4-12) https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/F chp361l.pdfCHP 361L License Renewal Notice - Fleet Owner Inspection and Maintenance Station License - Form Instructions (Rev. 4-12) Commercial Vehicles
CHP 361N Application for Fleet Owner Inspection and Maintenance Station License (Rev. 4-12)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/G chp361n.pdfCHP 361N Application for Fleet Owner Inspection and Maintenance Station License (Rev. 4-12)Commercial Vehicles
CHP 362 Motor Carrier Profile (Rev. 6-15) (5 Pages)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/H chp362.pdfCHP 362 Motor Carrier Profile (Rev. 6-15) (5 Pages)Commercial Vehicles
CHP 800A Small Buses (Rev. 3-99)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/K chp800a.pdfCHP 800A Small Buses (Rev. 3-99)Commercial Vehicles
CHP 800D Terminal Manager's Compliance Checklist (Rev 04/17)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/L chp800d.PDFCHP 800D Terminal Manager's Compliance Checklist (Rev 04/17)Commercial Vehicles
CHP 800E Motor Carrier of Property Permit Information (Rev. 10-98) https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/M chp800e.pdfCHP 800E Motor Carrier of Property Permit Information (Rev. 10-98) Commercial Vehicles
CHP 800F Controlled Substances and Alcohol Testing Compliance Checklist (Rev. 7-17)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/N chp800f.pdfCHP 800F Controlled Substances and Alcohol Testing Compliance Checklist (Rev. 7-17)Commercial Vehicles
CHP 800H Welcome to BIT, The Basic Inspection of Terminals (BIT) Program (Rev. 10-16) (3 pages)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/O chp800h.pdfCHP 800H Welcome to BIT, The Basic Inspection of Terminals (BIT) Program (Rev. 10-16) (3 pages)Commercial Vehicles
CHP 800J What is CSAT? Controlled Substances and Alcohol Testing (Rev. 9-16)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/P chp800j.pdfCHP 800J What is CSAT? Controlled Substances and Alcohol Testing (Rev. 9-16)Commercial Vehicles
CHP 809 Motor Carrier of Property Certificate of Compliance (Rev. 4-16)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/Q chp809.pdfCHP 809 Motor Carrier of Property Certificate of Compliance (Rev. 4-16)Commercial Vehicles
CHP 841 Wheelchair Lift Models (Rev. 2-16)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/R chp841.pdfCHP 841 Wheelchair Lift Models (Rev. 2-16)Commercial Vehicles
CHP 148A Inspection Record - Explosives Transportation (Rev. 5-03)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/chp148a.pdfCHP 148A Inspection Record - Explosives Transportation (Rev. 5-03)Hazardous Materials
CHP 148B Inspection Record - Inhalation Hazards Transportation (Rev. 5-03)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/chp148b.pdfCHP 148B Inspection Record - Inhalation Hazards Transportation (Rev. 5-03)Hazardous Materials
CHP 340 Advanced Notification - Commercially Produced Spent Nuclear Fuel (Rev. 7-15)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/chp340.pdfCHP 340 Advanced Notification - Commercially Produced Spent Nuclear Fuel (Rev. 7-15)Hazardous Materials
CHP 340A Advanced Notification - Rocket Fuel Shipment (Rev. 7-15)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/chp340a.pdfCHP 340A Advanced Notification - Rocket Fuel Shipment (Rev. 7-15)Hazardous Materials
CHP 340B Advanced Notification - Highway Route Controlled Quantity of Radioactive Materials (Rev. 7-15)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/chp340b.pdfCHP 340B Advanced Notification - Highway Route Controlled Quantity of Radioactive Materials (Rev. 7-15)Hazardous Materials
CHP 344 Hazardous Materials Transportation Basic Incident Safety Procedures (Rev. 2-13)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/chp344.pdfCHP 344 Hazardous Materials Transportation Basic Incident Safety Procedures (Rev. 2-13)Hazardous Materials
CHP 361E Hazardous Materials Transportation License - Application Instructions (CHP 361M) (Rev. 8-15)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/chp361e.pdfCHP 361E Hazardous Materials Transportation License - Application Instructions (CHP 361M) (Rev. 8-15)Hazardous Materials
CHP 361G License Renewal Notice - Hazardous Materials Transportation License (Instructions) (Rev. 4-13)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/chp361g.pdfCHP 361G License Renewal Notice - Hazardous Materials Transportation License (Instructions) (Rev. 4-13)Hazardous Materials
CHP 361M Application for Hazardous Materials Transportation License (Rev. 6-12) https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/chp361m.pdfCHP 361M Application for Hazardous Materials Transportation License (Rev. 6-12) Hazardous Materials
CHP 800C Vehicles Transporting Hazardous Materials (Rev. 9-15)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/chp800c.pdfCHP 800C Vehicles Transporting Hazardous Materials (Rev. 9-15)Hazardous Materials
HPH 84.3 Explosive Materials Shipments: Routes, Safe Stopping Places, and Safe Parking Places (Rev. 11-15)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/hph84_3.pdfHPH 84.3 Explosive Materials Shipments: Routes, Safe Stopping Places, and Safe Parking Places (Rev. 11-15)Hazardous Materials
HPH 84.5 Inhalation Hazard Shipments: Routes and Stopping Places (Rev. 7-97)https://www.chp.ca.gov/CommercialVehicleSectionSite/Documents/hph84_5.pdfHPH 84.5 Inhalation Hazard Shipments: Routes and Stopping Places (Rev. 7-97)Hazardous Materials

 Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Are pickup trucks required to stop at CHP weigh stations?Are pickup trucks required to stop at CHP weigh stations?<p>​​Section 2813 of the California Vehicle Code (CVC) requires every driver of a commercial vehicle to stop and submit the vehicle for an inspection at any location where members of the CHP are conducting inspections and where signs are displayed requiring them to stop. Pickup trucks are included in this requirement, unless a sign specifically states “no pickups.”</p><p>Section 471 CVC defines a pickup truck as a motor truck with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of less than 11,500 pounds, an unladen weight of less than 8,001 pounds, and that is equipped with an open box-type bed not exceeding 9 feet in length. A “pickup truck” does not include a motor vehicle—otherwise meeting the above definition—that is equipped with a bed-mounted storage compartment unit commonly called a “utility body.”</p>
Does my semitrailer need side skirts?Does my semitrailer need side skirts?<p>​Trailer side skirts and other aerodynamic devices are a greenhouse gas emission requirement regulated by the <a href="https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/truckstop/trailers/trailers.htm">California Air Resources Board</a> (CARB). Information is available on the CARB tractor-trailer greenhouse gas web page. You can also call (866) 634-3735 for more information.</p>
How do I obtain a California vehicle registration trip permit?How do I obtain a California vehicle registration trip permit?<p>​There are several sources for obtaining registration trip permits. Trip permit information is available on the <a href="http://www.dot.ca.gov/trafficops/trucks/truck-reg.html">California Department of Transportation Legal Truck Access</a> web page. </p>
How do I request a correction on a commercial vehicle inspection conducted by the CHP?How do I request a correction on a commercial vehicle inspection conducted by the CHP?<p>​Corrections to inspections must be requested by using the DataQs process. The DataQs process is administered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and must be submitted through the <a href="https://dataqs.fmcsa.dot.gov/">FMCSA DataQs</a> web page.</p>
I have a truck tractor equipped with an engine manufactured prior to 2007. Do I need a permit to enter California with my older truck tractor?I have a truck tractor equipped with an engine manufactured prior to 2007. Do I need a permit to enter California with my older truck tractor?<p>​Emissions standards are regulated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Information is available on the the <a href="http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/truckstop/truckstop.htm">CARB Diesel Truck Information</a> web page. You can also call (866) 634-3735 for more information .</p>
Where can I obtain commercial driver's license information?Where can I obtain commercial driver's license information?<p>​Driver's licenses are issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Please visit the <a href="https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/commercial/commercial">DMV Commercial Driver License Information</a> web page for more information.</p>
Where can I obtain current road condition information?Where can I obtain current road condition information?<p>​The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) road condition telephone hotline is (800) 427-ROAD (7623). Please visit the <a href="http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi">Caltrans Highway Conditions Information</a> web page for more information.</p>
Where can I obtain information about commercial vehicle size limitations?Where can I obtain information about commercial vehicle size limitations?<p>​Size limitations for vehicles operating on public roads are outlined in the <a href="http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayexpandedbranch.xhtml?tocCode=VEH&division=15.&title=&part=&chapter=&article=">California Vehicle Code</a>. The California Department of Transportation is responsible for the issuance of permits for extralegal loads. Permit information is available on the <a href="http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/trucks/">Caltrans Legal Truck Access</a> web page.</p>
Where can I obtain information about the transportation of hazardous waste?Where can I obtain information about the transportation of hazardous waste?<p>​Hazardous waste is regulated by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Information is available on the <a href="http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/HazardousWaste/Transporters.cfm">DTSC Hazardous Waste </a>web page.</p>
Where can I obtain information about the transportation of inedible kitchen grease?Where can I obtain information about the transportation of inedible kitchen grease?<p>​Inedible kitchen grease (IKG) is regulated by California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Information is available on the <a href="https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/mpes/ikg_program.html">CDFA Inedible Kitchen Grease Program</a> web page.</p>
Where can I obtain information about the transportation of regulated medical waste?Where can I obtain information about the transportation of regulated medical waste?<p>​Medical waste is regulated by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Information is available on the <a href="https://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/medicalwaste/Pages/Transporters.aspx">CDPH Medical Waste Transporters</a> web page.</p>
Where can I obtain information about vehicle registration?Where can I obtain information about vehicle registration?<p>​​Vehicle registration is issued by the the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Please visit the <a href="https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/vr/vr">DMV Vehicle Registration</a> web page for more information.</p>
Where can I obtain information on the use of tire chains? Where can I obtain information on the use of tire chains? <p>​The California Department of Transportation has several web pages which provide information on the use of tire chains and traction devices: </p><ul><li><p><a href="http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/chcontrl.htm">Winter Driving Tips - Chain Controls</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://www.dot.ca.gov/trafficops/trucks/chains.html">Commercial Vehicle Operations - Chains</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/departments/mtce/graphics/ChainChart.pdf">Caltrans Chain Chart</a></p></li></ul>
Which model year trucks comply with California emissions regulations?Which model year trucks comply with California emissions regulations?<p>​Emissions standards are regulated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Information is available on the the <a href="http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/truckstop/truckstop.htm">CARB Diesel Truck Information</a> web page. You can also call (866) 634-3735 for more information.</p>

 

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