What are some of the regulation changes and what do I do?
As we rev up for another year, it's crucial for all of us in the commercial vehicle industry to stay in the know about the latest regulations. The Alberta government continuously updates its rules to ensure the highest road safety and vehicle compliance standards. And this year is no exception.
Much like the changing seasons, the regulations governing commercial vehicle inspections in Alberta have seen some adjustments.
Whether you're cruising down the highway in a semi-truck, navigating city streets in a bus, or managing a fleet of light trucks, keeping abreast of these changes is essential. After all, staying informed is not just about avoiding fines or penalties; it's about ensuring the safety of your vehicle, your passengers, and your business.
Whether you own or operate a fleet of vehicles or are considering a single purchase, choosing the right CVIP inspection station is essential.
As an operator of commercial vehicles, the onus of ensuring your vehicles' safety and adherence to the province's regulatory standards rests on you, which includes regular inspections at a CVIP-certified station.
CVIP (Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program) inspections are critical for ensuring that commercial vehicles comply with provincial safety regulations. And while some commercial vehicles will pass inspections with flying colours, many are surprised to find that their vehicle fails inspection due to unexpected issues. At West Tech Mobile, we are a leader in CVIP inspections - and we want to help you avoid any unexpected failures. Here are some of the most common CVIP inspection failures and how you can avoid them:
The Importance of Regular CVIP Inspections for Commercial Vehicles in Alberta
As a commercial vehicle operator in Alberta, keeping your vehicles in safe, reliable condition is essential. Regular commercial vehicle inspection and maintenance (CVIP) is necessary to ensure your fleet is running smoothly – and safely.
Cost of A Commercial Vehicle Inspection in Alberta
Commercial Vehicle Inspection Programs (CVIP) are an important part of keeping your truck or fleet roadworthy. These annual check-ups keep things running smoothly, and they’re necessary if you want to comply with different government regulations.
Since they’re mandatory, people often ask: how much does a CVIP cost in Calgary?
Avoiding Department Of Transportation Fines With Our Spring Special!
It looks like warm weather has finally returned, and as the old saying goes, that means it’s time for our second-longest Canadian season: construction! Trucks, rollers, pavers, cranes, and all kinds of other vehicles will be out in force in the coming months, working hard and doing what they do best. But many of those vehicles have been sitting idle for several months, as the cold weather really blasted Calgary this year. That means all the hoses, pipes, and connections could have suffered damage over that time, and even the quality of the fluids inside the tanks and reservoirs could be reduced. And having a vehicle with multiple issues isn’t the kind of spring start you likely envisioned.
Preparing Your Semi Truck or Heavy Equipment For Winter
Living in Canada is great for a lot of reasons, but one of the facts of life here is that winters can be harsh. With temperatures that range from bitterly cold and icy to above-zero and slushy, your vehicle has to put up with some intense environments between October and March every year. While most people take some preventative action for winter, like installing winter tires, there are actually some often-overlooked steps you can take across all your vehicle’s systems to make sure that everything is running in top shape – before the really cold weather hits. Here’s what we recommend at West Tech Mobile:
Semi trucks and other vehicles have come a long way since the invention of the combustion engine. From the first simple cars that maxed out at 10 MPH, they’ve developed into huge, specialized machines with thousands of parts, ranging from large industrial equipment to impossibly precise computer components. As with anything that grows in complexity, these modern machines are also more difficult to maintain and repair – especially if you leave the fix until after there’s already a problem. This will almost always result in additional damage or costlier repairs, as issues can compound and get worse before you even notice they are there. That’s why regular preventative maintenance is so important in keeping your commercial truck, semi, or other big vehicle running at its best.
Alberta truckers are familiar with long hours on the road, traveling the long highways that cross our province. But as the economy continues its recovery, and the volume of commercial truck traffic increases, so does the frequency of commercial truck inspections.
These temporary stations are often seen on the side of Alberta highways, conducting safety inspections on drivers, vehicles, and cargo. But what you might not know is that there are also mobile versions – and these pop-up inspection stations can set up in new locations all the time (including major freeways like Stoney Trail) to catch unsuspecting drivers. These “blitz” style operations are nearly impossible to predict, and can’t be avoided when you’re already cruising down the highway.
Now don’t get us wrong: it’s important to follow the law, and these stations are enforcing strict standards for the safety of everyone on the road. After all, big trucks + small passenger vehicles + speed = bad news! That’s why during an inspection, if infractions are found, you can be fined or even have your truck held temporarily until the problems are fixed. If your cargo is not secured properly or documented poorly, or if your truck is mechanically not up to par, you might be stuck indefinitely – and that’s not good.