Commercial Vehicle Inspection (CVIP)

What is a “ Commercial Vehicle Inspection” ?

The Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program (CVIP) is a requirement of Alberta Transportation for all commercial trucks, truck-tractors, light trucks, trailers, semi-trailers, and buses.

When do I need to do a CVIP inspection?

Alberta Transportation requires annual inspections of commercial trucks, truck-tractors, light trucks, trailers, and semi-trailers with a combined weight of 11,794 kilograms when operating intra-provincially and 4,500 kg when operating extra-provincially. Registered buses that carry more than 10 passengers (including the driver) must be inspected semi-annually. The rules and regulations governing the standards of CVIP inspection are updated all the time, hence the need for such frequent inspections.

CVIP Inspection Process:

Our licensed technicians will inspect your vehicle or trailer using criteria set out by Alberta transportation in the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Manual to make sure everything is in working order. This inspection includes things like powertrain, suspension, brakes, steering, lighting and electrical system, tires and wheels, body, couplers, and hitches.

Once we have finished with your inspection we provide you with an estimate of repairs if required. We then make all the repairs necessary, complete the required paperwork and affix a decal to your unit that shows the inspection date.

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