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What should you know about CVIP Inspections?

Do you own a commercial registered trailer? You must always carry the updated CVIP Inspections on it. It is something that holds paramount importance if you want your trailers to run on Canadian roads, for that reason as a commercial trailer owner you should be aware of what a commercial vehicle inspection is and where to get it done. 

What is a CVIP?

In order to have a commercial registered trailer in Canada, you must pass through a CVIP, a.k.a. Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program. The motive of conducting CVIP inspections is to ensure that the trailer is safe enough for the road – lights, wheels, brakes, etc. are checked during these inspections. 

Only a certified technician has the authority to check the trailer for CVIP inspections and validate for the same.

CVIP Inspection Checklist

During the CVIP inspection, the technician will follow a government issued inspection manual and consider various parameters to come to the conclusion that your trailer is road safe. Usually, the following are examined during a CVIP inspection:

  • Suspension
  • Lamps
  • Electrical system
  • Chassis
  • Wheels and tires
  • Brakes 
  • Couplers and hitches

How often do I need a CVIP done?

CVIP Inspections change per province,they are typically needed every 6 months to 1 year. Check with your local Government regulations. 

Bottom Line

If you have a commercial trailer in Canada that fits into the regulations set by your province, you must pass it through the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program for safety reasons, CVIP inspections help to check if your trailer is fit to be on the road. Factory Outlet Trailers is proud to now offer CVIP Inspections on all trailers. Give us a call at 1-888-965-6064 for more information.