On-site Truck And Equipment Inspections
The trucks, tractor-trailers and other heavy equipment with which we work have the potential to cause some major damage if they malfunction while moving – and that’s why there’s a rigorous set of inspections that need to be followed and kept current for them. But not all inspections are born equal, and today we’re going to talk about some of the different types, especially the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program (CVIP), and where they can be performed.
Let’s start with preventative maintenance. Don’t be fooled – while we believe this is just as necessary as any mandatory inspections, it doesn’t officially count as one. These “in-between” inspections can be done either on-site or in our shop, and will help you get the most efficiency, life, and safety out of your engine and other components. They are not, however, meant to replace the strict procedures of official inspections at regular intervals.
Quarterly inspections, PDIs (pre-delivery inspections), and PPIs (pre-purchase inspections) are next up, and each of those can be done easily on the job site, minimizing lost time and productivity. It’s a good setup, because it means less stress about manoeuvring equipment around when you’ve already got a busy schedule, and having West Tech Mobile come to you is a perfect solution. Keep in mind that not all repairs can be done on the side of the road or on the construction site; especially when it's -40C and the job turn into a week-long project. For cases like those we suggest having a tow to our actual shop location. We’ll assess the situation and help make sure everything is safely working as it should.
This isn’t just limited to trucks, either. We can do these inspections on cranes, manlifts, bucket trucks, forklifts, jackstands, heavy machinery, and so on, all on-site and without further interfering with your logistics. This is possible because we have a professional engineer in our staff, experienced with basic inspections, annual certifications, checkups, and structural magnetic particle inspections.
It’s important to know that following the law we do all CVIP inspections in our licensed facility shop. While there are several reasons for this, the main one is that a lot of the necessary tools to do the full process cannot be moved from the facility. There are such stringent rules about CVIPs because it is about your safety! This is not something you want to rush – it’s the kind of thing you’ll want to have done correctly.
If you’re overdue for any of these inspections (or if you simply want to make sure everything in your vehicle is functioning as it should), give West Tech Mobile a call today. If it’s possible, we’ll come to you, and if you have to come in to our shop, you’ll find that you’re leaving your equipment in very capable hands. We look forward to helping you get the most out of every bit of mileage.