What is a BIT Inspection?
The California Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1988 (also known as the Biennial Inspection of Terminals Program or BIT) was enacted in 1988 by CA legislature to alleviate the growing number of truck related collisions.
- Any motor truck of three or more axles that are more than 10,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).
- Truck tractors.
- Trailers and semitrailers, pole or pipe dollies, auxiliary dollies, and logging dollies used in combination with vehicles listed above.
- A combination of a motor truck with a GVWR of more than 10,000 pounds, while towing any trailer listed above, which exceeds 40 feet in length when coupled together.
- A commercial motor vehicle with a GVWR of more than 26,000 pounds or a commercial motor vehicle of any GVWR towing trailers listed above with a GVWR of more than 10,000 pounds, except combinations including camp trailers, trailer coaches, or utility trailers.
- A vehicle, or a combination of vehicles, transporting hazardous materials for which the display of placards, a California hazardous materials transportation license, or a California hazardous waste transporter registration is required.
- Any other motor truck not specified above that is regulated by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Motor Carrier Permit (MCP), Public Utilities Commission (PUC), or FMCSA.
- Have vehicles inspected within 90-day intervals, or sooner if necessary to ensure safe operation
- Inspections must be documented and reports must be retained for at least two years
- Identification of the vehicle including make, model, license number, company vehicle number or other means of positive identification
- Date and nature of each inspection and repair performed
- Signature of your authorized representative attesting to the inspection and to the completion of all required repairs
How can Zippy Truck Services help?
Zippy can help you with your vehicle inspections and maintenance to keep you operational, compliant & safe on the road! A proper BIT inspection by Zippy technicians will help you discover unsafe conditions in time to prevent accidents and find mechanical problems before they lead to costly breakdowns.
Avoid being placed out of service during roadside inspections or being subject to heavy fines and penalties!