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What is a commercial vehicle inspection (CVIP)?

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

What is a CVIP?

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. The program is in place to ensure all fleet vehicles operating on Canadian highways are properly maintained and safe.

Who needs a CVIP and how often?

Alberta Transportation requires annual inspections of commercial trucks, truck-tractors, light trucks, trailers, and semi-trailers with a combined weight of 11,794 kilograms or greater when operating in Alberta, or 4,500 kg and greater when operating extra-provincially. The inspection is required to be done annually.

How do CVIPs work?

Bear Creek Maintenance's technicians will review your unit, adhering to the guidelines set by Alberta Transportation, to make sure everything is in working order. The process includes, but is not limited to, inspecting the brakes, electrical systems, lighting, tires and wheels, couplers, power train, suspension, brakes, steering, body, and hitches.

When the inspection is complete, we will provide you with an estimate of repairs, if necessary, and complete the paperwork. When the CVIP is complete, we will add the decal to your unit that shows the CVIP expiry date.

Contact Us

Bear Creek Maintenance’s team of trained technicians offer honest, dependable Commercial Vehicle Inspections (CVIPs). For your next inspection call us at (780) 933 2327 or email


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