Commercial heavy-duty trucks and trailers are required to have annual inspections known as CVIP Inspections. For buses, this inspection is required semi-annually. This government-required inspection is something drivers and commercial vehicles must legally comply with if they want to stay on the road. If you are looking for a certified CVIP Inspection facility, contact us at Foothills Group and we will gladly perform all of the necessary safety checks.
What does a CVIP Inspection entail?
CVIP Inspections can be timely and rigorous inspections which cover elements pertaining to the truck driver, documentation, vehicles and cargo.
- Driver’s license
- Medical Examiner’s Certification
- Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) Certification
- Record of Duty Status
- Hours of Service
- Vehicle Inspection Reports
- Seat Belts
- Brake System
- Emergency Kits
- Electrical Cables & Systems
- Engine & Battery Compartments
- Fuel System
- Exhaust Systems
- Vehicle Body Condition
- Load Securement
- Windshield Wipers
If you are caught driving without passing a current CVIP Inspection, you could be subjected to serious consequences, fines and suspensions. The team at Foothills Group has first-hand experience with CVIP Inspections and is certified in both to help you receive a passing grade in order to legally be on the road.
Common CVIP violations
Violations are cause for a driver or commercial truck to be placed Out of Service (OOS). If a driver is placed OOS, another driver would need to come and take over the truck. If the vehicle is in violation, it can either be repaired on-site or towed. Knowing the most common violations can help drivers and fleet managers better maintain their equipment, and keep the necessary documentation on hand.
Common violations for drivers:
- Logging violations
- No medical card, or it’s expired
- Invalid or expired licence
- Not wearing a seat belt
- Exceeding hours of service laws
Common violations for vehicles:
- Inoperable lights
- Tire tread depth below 2/32 of an inch
- Oil, grease, transmission fluid or fuel leaks
- No current annual inspection on file
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Discharged or unsecured fire extinguisher
What are the perks of a CVIP Inspection?
CVIP inspections are not only necessary, but they are helpful as well. A CVIP inspection will provide detailed information about the well-being of your vehicle. It will ensure safety precautions and legal compliance that will benefit your fleet in the long run.
Get in touch with our team at Foothills Group and we will book a CVIP inspection for your commercial vehicle. Our priority is always to provide you with the best service, working proactively to ensure the livelihood of your vehicle.