What is a CVI?

Radius Industrial Works is a CVSE Designated Inspection Facility for Commercial Vehicle Inspections on Class 3 trailers without air brakes.

What is a CVI?

A Commercial Vehicle Inspection (CVI) is the enforcement of safety regulations and laws of commercial vehicles. CVI’s are performed by trade qualified mechanics that are authorized through the Ministry of Transport. It is a mandatory safety inspection program and is not a replacement for the ongoing preventive maintenance that maybe carried out by the owner of a vehicle. Inspections are completed at Designated Inspection Facilities (DIF) holding a valid licence and during a CVI, a certified inspector assesses the vehicle in question. It’s a thorough exam that involves checking the vital vehicle support systems such as brakes, suspension, power train, electrical systems, etc.

Why do I need it?

As of Jun 1, 2019, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s CVSE department has changed the provincial commercial trailer inspection requirements. Autoplan brokers must now see proof of a passed inspection before processing any transactions for trailers above 1401 kg GVWR (including chippers). Commercial vehicle’s must be inspected for safety before you get registered, licensed, and insured. Unlike private vehicles, commercial vehicles must be inspected immediately.
It is the program’s intent to maintain road safety and ensure compliant and safe vehicles are operating on BC roadways through proper application of applicable standards and regulations. British Columbia’s program objective is to ensure that carriers maintain the minimum standards for their drivers and vehicles thus preserving road safety through lower numbers of safety related offences, vehicles out-of-service and, ultimately, crash rates.

How often do I need it?

Commercial Vehicle Inspections (CVI) for class 3 trailers other than Logging or Dump trailers are required to be performed annually. It is crucial that all commercial vehicle owners bring their insurance papers when planning to get their class 3 trailers inspected.

What is checked?

• Electrical System and Lamps
• Brakes
• Suspension
• Coupling Devices
• Body and Frame
• Wheels and Tires

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