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Preventive Maintenance Program

The Preventive Maintenance Program (PM Program) requires that commercial vehicles be systematically inspected, repaired, and maintained every 12 months or 25,000 miles, whichever occurs first.

The PM Program applies to:

(For regulations concerning government owner vehicles, see COMAR

The vehicle owner can performed the inspection, or may have someone else do the inspection. Meeting the requirements of the law is the responsibility of the vehicle owner. The vehicle-type Preventive Maintenance Report must be filled out and retained in your files. Blank reports (links above) can be downloaded.

The laws and regulations covering the PM Program are also found in the PM Handbook, which can be purchased from the Maryland Division of State Documents. To order a PM Handbook, call the Maryland Division of State Documents at 410-260-3876. There is a charge for the PM Handbook.