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Everything You Need to Know about CVIP Inspections

Everything You Need to Know about CVIP Inspections

Driving on any roadway can be dangerous at times. This is especially true for large commercial vehicles. Commercial vehicles are required to travel more often than most vehicles. This is why it is important that every component of the vehicle is working properly.


If you are new to driving a commercial truck, you have probably heard of a CVIP. But what exactly does this common term mean? And what does it specifically mean for you and your truck? Keep reading to learn everything that you need to know about CVIP inspections.


What is a CVIP Inspection?

What is a CVIP Inspection


CVIP stands for Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program. It is required by law that you have your commercial vehicle inspected regularly. If your vehicle is used to transport products or people, it is considered to be a commercial vehicle.


Who Needs to Get a CVIP Inspection?


In Alberta, vehicles that weigh at least 11, 794 kg, and are used for commercial use, must get a CVIP inspection. This can include but is not limited to, commercial box trucks, truck and trailers, semi-trailers, and buses that have more than 10 seats and are not used for personal reasons.


What Is Checked During a CVIP Inspection?

What Is Checked During a CVIP Inspection


During a CVIP inspection, a certified technician will check some of the most vital and important components of the vehicle to ensure that they are in proper working order. Some of the different components that are checked include:


  •  Chassis
  •  Steering System
  •  Brakes
  •  All exterior lighting
  •  Suspension System
  •  Engine
  •  Transmission
  •  Electrical system and components
  •  Exhaust System
  •  Defrost


Where to Get a CVIP Inspection Performed


You can take your truck or commercial vehicle to a local repair shop to get a CVIP inspection. It is important to note, however, that not every repair shop and automotive service center is able to perform a CVIP. The service center must a have special license to perform these specific types of inspections.


At Edmonton Trailer Sales and Leasing, our service department is qualified to perform a CVIP inspection on your commercial vehicle. We have a full team of certified professionals that know exactly what to look for when performing a CVIP inspection.


How Often Should I Get a CVIP Inspection?

How Often Should I Get a CVIP Inspection


Usually, you will need to have a CVIP inspection performed on your vehicle at least once a year. Sometimes, if the vehicle is transporting passengers, it will be required to have the inspection performed twice a year.


If your vehicle is able to pass the inspection, the technician will stick a removable decal on your vehicle that will have the date of your next inspection written on it. You will also receive paperwork that will go into details about the inspection as well as tell you when your next inspection should be performed.


Get Your CVIP Inspection Today


If you are looking for a reliable service department to perform your CVIP inspection, look no further than Edmonton Trailer Sales and Leasing. Our experienced and knowledgeable technicians will perform a thorough inspection to ensure that your commercial vehicle is legal and safe.

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