CVIP Inspection Checklist - Save Money on Your Next Inspection

Updated: Apr 13

If you own a business that utilizes trucks, trailers, or buses, getting a CVIP inspection is required by Alberta Transport to operate on Alberta roads and highways.


Bear Creek Maintenance has provided CVIP inspection checklists administered by Alberta Transport for trucks and truck-tractors, trailers, semi-trailers, c-dollies, converter dollies, school buses, commercial buses, and motor coaches. Our team has also provided a list of common items you can repair, inspect, or replace before or after your CVIP to save money.


CVIP Inspection Checklist


Although there may be many repairs only a certified Bear Creek Maintenance mechanic will have the knowledge and expertise to complete, there are some simple repairs operators can do themselves, either before or after an inspection to reduce the final cost of repairs.


Pro Tip: Bring your unit in clean to save more on CVIP inspection repair costs.


Truck and Truck-Tractor CVIP Checklist


When getting your truck or truck-tractor inspected, there are some simple things you can review before or after your CVIP to lower your repair costs:

  • Engine or Accessory Drive Belt

  • Kingpin

  • Fire Extinguisher

  • Hazard Warning Kit

  • Windshield Wipers/Washer

  • Trailer Cord (Output to Towed Vehicle)

  • Fender/Mud Flap

  • Tire Inflation Pressure

  • Hitch Assembly, Structure, and Attaching Components

  • Ball Type Hitch

  • Pintle Hook, Pin Hitch, or Coupler Hitch




Trailer, Semi-Trailer, C-Dolly, Converter Dolly CVIP Checklist


To save on repairs for your trailer, our mechanics have provided a list of simple items you can inspect, replace, or repair to save on costs:

  • Electric Brake System

  • Brake Valves and Controls

  • Steering Control and Linkage

  • Kingpin

  • Fire Extinguisher

  • Retro-Reflective Marking

  • Trailer Cord (Output to Towed Vehicle)

  • Fender/Mud Flap

  • Landing Gear on Trailer

  • Rear Impact Guard (RIG)

  • Tire Tread Depth

  • Tire Inflation Pressure

  • Wheel Bearings

  • Wheels/Rims

  • Secondary Attachment (Safety Chain or Cable)

  • Ball Type Hitch

  • Roll-Coupling Hitch

  • Ball-Bearing Type Turntable on Trailer




School Bus, Commercial Bus, Motor Coach CVIP Checklist


When bringing in your school bus, commercial bus, or motor coach for a CVIP, some basic items you can review to save money include:

  • First Aid Kit

  • Windshield Wipers/Washer

  • Tire Inflation Pressure

  • Tire Tread Depth

  • Ball Type Hitch




Get Your Next CVIP Inspection at Bear Creek Maintenance


Bear Creek Maintenance provides CVIPs in Grande Prairie, AB and area. We offer heavy-duty repair services in-shop or customers can complete repairs themselves. When the CVIP is complete, we will add the decal to your unit that shows your CVIPs expiration date.


For honest, dependable Commercial Vehicle Inspections (CVIPs) in Grande Prairie, AB contact our team of trained heavy-duty mechanics by phone (780) 933 2327 or email bearcr01@gmail.com.