What You Need to Know About CVIP Inspections

The Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program (CVIP) in Alberta requires the inspection of certain commercial vehicles which operate on the province’s roads. Vehicles which meet the requirements for the program must obtain a valid inspection certificate from an inspection technician at an Edmonton truck repair and trailer repair centre such as Major Overhaul & Equipment Repair Inc.

CVIP inspections in Edmonton are required annually for commercial trucks, light trucks, truck-tractors, trailers, or semi-trailers which operate intra-provincially and which have a combined gross vehicle weight of 11,794 kg or more. Commercial vehicles which operate extra-provincially and which have a combined gross weight of 4,500 kg or more must also have an annual inspection. Semi-annual inspections are required for any buses which seat more than 10, including the driver. Buses are excluded from CVIP inspections when operated for personal use.

The Purpose of CVIP Inspections in Edmonton 

Making sure that your commercial vehicles receive their annual or semi-annual CVIP inspections in Edmonton helps to protect Alberta’s highway system. Alberta Transportation enforces a variety of safety standards, including the CVIP program, in order to keep roads safe for those traveling on them and in order to keep highway infrastructure in good condition.

The owners and operators of commercial vehicles are responsible for keeping their vehicles in good operating condition. Periodic CVIP inspections help ensure that carriers follow their maintenance programs and that only road-worthy vehicles use Alberta highways. Inspection technicians can only sign a CVIP certificate for a vehicle which is completely in compliance with mandated standards.

Road transportation is crucial for moving people and goods across the Province of Alberta, and CVIP inspections ensure that all road users are safely able to get to where they are going.

The CVIP Inspection Process 

In Alberta, there is a network of private technicians and facilities which are licensed to conduct CVIP inspections. The inspection process includes a road test and a visual inspection. A licensed technician will test your vehicle’s braking, steering, transmission, engine operation, defroster, electrical system, lighting, and more. The vehicle will also be lifted so that components such as the tires, exhaust system, and suspension can all be evaluated.

Your technician will let you know if your vehicle requires any repairs, and will provide you with an estimate. If the repairs are not done, you will not be able to receive a CVIP certificate for the vehicle.

Truck Repair, Trailer Repair, and CVIP Inspections in Edmonton 

CVIP inspections are important, and so should only be trusted to a qualified professional. At Major Overhaul & Equipment Repair Inc. we provide prompt CVIP inspections in Edmonton so that you can have your commercial vehicles back on the road as soon as possible. We also offer truck repair and trailer repair in Edmonton in case your vehicle doesn’t quite meet the requirements of the CVIP program.

Letting your CVIP inspection expire is simply not worth the hassle or the safety risk. If your inspections are due, just contact Major Overhaul & Equipment Repair Inc. today.

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