Spring and summer are the favourite seasons of many Alberta drivers, for good reason – no more salted roads, no more snow and ice, no more early darkness! But as the warm weather kicks in, and the volume of commercial truck traffic increases, so does the frequency of commercial truck inspections.
These temporary stations are often seen at the roadside on highways throughout the province, conducting safety inspections on drivers, vehicles, and cargo alike. But what you might not know is that there are also mobile versions! These pop-up inspection stations can set up in new locations all the time (there have been a few spotted on Stoney Trail already!), and 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.
So what are we doing about it?
Here at West Tech Mobile Truck & Trailer Repair, we know that this situation would already be inconvenient enough – and that’s why we bring the fix to YOU! If you find yourself stranded at an inspection station, with repairs needed before you can get back to the road, simply call us and we’ll meet you there, on-site with our fully-equipped service trucks. We’ve got everything you’ll need to get your truck or trailer working again – and as always, our work will be of the highest quality and reasonably priced. We can take on almost all heavy-duty trucks, trailers, light machinery, and equipment.
Even if it’s the middle of the night – don’t worry! Our roadside assistance is available 24 hours a day. We know how frustrating it is to be stuck on the shoulder overnight, and we want to make sure you don’t lose any more time than you have to on your schedule. And with 4 separate mobile service units, we can even be in more than one place at a time.
But why stop there? Once you’re back on track – and before the next inspection rolls around! – bring your truck or trailer to our shop facility at #22, 5555 51 Ave SE in Calgary, AB. We can do every tune-up, fluid check, and top-up you can think of, on every system in your vehicle – electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, everything! We’ll help you make sure that the next time you pull into an inspection station, you can be confident that you’ll be driving back out again soon. And with our 3-month (minor repair) and 12-month (major repair) warranties for work performed at our facility, that confidence will last for a long time.
So if you need emergency roadside assistance, give us a call at 403-899-8805 and we’ll get a service truck out to you. It could make all the difference when you need it!
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