2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 39 - Motor Vehicles And Traffic Regulation
Section 39:3-79.18 - Registration For Intermodal Equipment Provider Required.
39:3-79.18 Registration for intermodal equipment provider required.
9. a. Any intermodal equipment provider that tenders intermodal chassis for interchange in New Jersey with a motor carrier shall register with the New Jersey Department of Transportation in accordance with regulations promulgated pursuant to this act.
b.Every registered intermodal equipment provider shall certify to the department on an annual basis that the equipment provider is conducting a systematic maintenance check program for intermodal chassis that is in compliance with this act.
c.The department may conduct audits at an intermodal equipment facility as it deems necessary to effectuate the purposes of this act, including, but not limited to, when an intermodal equipment provider has demonstrated a history of non-compliance with any requirements of this act. The audit shall include, but not be limited to, SMC inspection, tagging and processing of failed chassis, repair, and record-keeping requirements. The department is authorized to enter any intermodal equipment facility for the purposes of conducting the audits.
As part of the audits, the department may request the New Jersey State Police or, if the chassis is tendered at a port, the police of the authority operating that port, to accompany the department and to conduct a limited number of chassis inspections in order to determine that SMC inspection and identification requirements are being met. Any New Jersey State Police officer trained to inspect intermodal chassis is authorized to enter any intermodal equipment facility for the purposes of conducting inspections as part of an audit by the department. Nothing herein shall limit the authority of an authorized member of the State Police or the police of the authority operating the port to enter upon and perform inspections of vehicles in operation upon the highways of this State or at the premises or places of business of the owner or lessee of such vehicles.
d.If, during an audit, the department determines that an intermodal equipment provider has failed to comply with any of the requirements of this act, the department shall:
(1)direct the intermodal equipment provider to comply immediately with the requirements of this act; and
(2)impose a civil administrative penalty on the intermodal equipment provider of up to $5,000, commensurate with the gravity of the offense, for every day that the intermodal equipment provider fails to comply with the requirements of this act. 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.9; per s.13, act effective on September 1, 2006 and to expire on certain federal actions.
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