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Motor Carrier Inspectors must be able to lift and move heavy objects, climb under vehicles and climb on top of vehicles. One component of the MCI selection process is the Physical Abilities Assessment:
The person must demonstrate the ability to step up on the driver’s side of the truck cab in order to look in at the driver. Standing on the designated mark beside the cab, the person will step up to the top step on the side of the cab and look into the cab. After looking into the cab, the person may step down to the ground. This component is not a timed test; it is either Pass or Fail.
The person will start at the cab of the tractor-trailer and walk to a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) vehicle with the trunk open and retrieve the weight scales from their appropriate position. The person must demonstrate the ability to carry these scales to the tractor-trailer and place them in their appropriate position. Once completed, the person must demonstrate the ability to pick-up and carry these scales back to the CVED vehicle and place them back in their appropriate position in the trunk. This component is not a timed test; it is either Pass or Fail.
The person will start on a creeper positioned at the front bumper of a tractor-trailer. The person must demonstrate the ability to creep under the vehicle from the front bumper to the rear bumper. During the undercarriage inspection, the applicant shall reach and touch the six (6) orange flags attached to specific points on the undercarriage. Once at the rear bumper, this component will be completed. This component is not a timed test; it is either Pass or Fail.
Standing behind the tractor-trailer on the designated mark, the person will demonstrate the ability to step up into the trailer. The person may pull himself or herself into the trailer in any manner deemed safe. This component will be completed when the person is standing inside the trailer. This component is not a timed test; it is either Pass or Fail.
NOTE: Participants in the Physical Abilities Assessment should wear range gear (T-shirt/jeans) and running shoes.