Truck CVIP Inspections Service in Calgary & Lethbridge, Alberta

Mechanic doing CVIP Inspections In Calgary at Foothills Group

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

Vehicle Components

  • Seat Belts
  • Brake System
  • Emergency Kits
  • Electrical Cables & Systems
  • Engine & Battery Compartments
  • Steering 
  • Suspension
  • Tires
  • Lights
  • Fuel System
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Frames
  • Driveline/Driveshaft
  • 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.

Read What Our Customers Have to Say About Us!


"I established a working relationship earlier this year to help fix a fleet of vehicles.  They've worked diligently with me to get my fleet maintenance back in order.The level of service and professionalism I've encountered has been nothing less than 5 star.Great team in place, great execution and diligent, professional service."

Zac Morvis

"These guys do awesome work! I run a 10-ton truck for CPKC and out of all the places I've dealt with foothills had been the best. Just a great group of people with some serious skills. Exceptional work!"

Kayla Kondics

"We took our motorhome in because it wasn’t working properly and they looked at it right away. They found the problem and  fixed it promptly. They are an incredibly friendly, helpful company. We have used them before and we will definitely use them again."

Ian McTaggart

"Terrance to the Rescue. Not only a great Field Mechanic, but a stellar individual.I can't thank Foothills enough. Has anyone ever seen Superman or Terrance in the  same room..... didn't think so just sayin!"

Kevin Paz

"I've been in twice now and received quality work and excellent service... and they did their best to fit me into their schedule both times.Such a refreshing change from other shops I've worked with over the years."

Braden Mills

"Taylor is awesome. The boys got me in and out in record time, while they were already in a pinch. Would recommend taking your truck here"

Darlene K

"Our  company has been in trucking for 44 years and have dealt with several heavy duty repair shops. Foothills Group by far is the most professional caring and invested Repair group that we have ever dealt with across BC Alberta in Saskatchewan. As busy as they are, they listen to your concerns. They discuss the options and bend over backwards to fit your schedule. I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs heavy duty repairs."

Andrew Gordon

"We take the fleet vehicles here everytime, super helpful reliable."
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When our customers come to us for help when in need of a repair, we will go above and beyond to guarantee their experience with us is a positive one. If you are passionate about customer service and want to join a company that promotes family-oriented values and work ethics, reach out to Foothills Group and apply now!