What you need to know about CVIP Inspections

Sep 4, 2020 | Blog

If you operate a commercial vehicle in Alberta, it’s likely your fleet will require a CVIP. The CVIP is designed to test whether or not your commercial vehicle is road-ready. To acquire a CVIP you must use a licensed technician, like Overdrive Heavy Duty.

Who needs one?

  • Commercial trucks
  • Light Trucks
  • Truck-trailers
  • Trailers
  • Semi-trailers
  • Bus with more than 10 seats (not for personal use)

What is considered commercial transportation?

Anything that hauls heavy loads, dangerous goods or passengers.

Why do I need a CVIP?

Alberta Transportation enforces strict regulations for commercial vehicles, including maintaining a CVIP inspection on an annual basis (semi-annually for buses). The regular CVIP inspections ensure that the vehicle is in good working condition. Seeing as commercial vehicles share the road with other travelers it is very important that the vehicle is operating optimally and has its CVIP inspections up-to-date.

What is checked during a CVIP?

During a CVIP your vehicle is inspected thoroughly by a licensed technician. Some areas we will check include:

  • braking
  • steering
  • transmission
  • engine operation
  • defroster
  • electrical system
  • lighting
  • tires
  • exhaust system
  • suspension


Show you commitment to the welfare of your drivers, fellow travelers and the roads, get your commercial CVIP inspection at Overdrive Heavy Duty. Ensure the longevity of your fleet by booking regular maintenance at Overdrive, call 780-573-7676 to get started.