2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 39 - Motor Vehicles And Traffic Regulation
Section 39:3-79.16 - Request For Repair, Replacement Prior To Completion Of Interchange; Violations, Penalties.
39:3-79.16 Request for repair, replacement prior to completion of interchange; violations, penalties.
7. a. Any motor carrier or driver who, as a result of the pre-trip inspection of the intermodal chassis, determines the intermodal chassis to be in an unsafe operating condition shall request that the intermodal equipment provider repair or replace the intermodal chassis prior to completion of the interchange. It shall be at the discretion of the intermodal equipment provider whether to repair or to replace the chassis.
In the event a driver is forced to wait for more than one hour while the chassis is repaired or replaced, the intermodal equipment provider shall compensate the driver at an hourly rate to be set by the department based upon the average rate in comparable situations.
b.If a driver's request for repair or replacement is refused by the equipment provider, which shall be a violation of this section, the driver may file a complaint with the department. If, after an equipment provider has been afforded an opportunity for a hearing pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), the department determines that the equipment provider has violated this section, that person shall be subject to a civil administrative penalty to be imposed by the department not to exceed $1,000 for the first violation and not more than $5,000 for each subsequent violation. A civil administrative penalty imposed pursuant to this subsection may be recovered by a summary proceeding pursuant to the "Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999," P.L.1999, c.274 (C.2A:58-10 et seq.).
L.2005,c.234,s.7; per s.13, act effective on September 1, 2006 and to expire on certain federal actions.
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