What is a BIT Inspection?
The California Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act (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. All motor vehicles with a GVWR of more than 10,000 lbs. must complete a safety inspection every 90 days. Inspections must be documented and reports must be retained for at least two years. Avoid being placed out of service during roadside inspections or being subject to heavy fines and penalties!
DOT Inspection is a Department of Transportation safety inspection. The safety inspection is required Federally and to be performed annually for all Commercial Motor Vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of more than 10,001 pounds that travel outside of California (Interstate). This requirement involves each segment of a combination vehicle, and the inspection is required every 12 months or 25,000 miles to stay in compliance with federal, state and local laws. The Annual DOT Vehicle Inspections (the inspections in which you receive a sticker on the CMV indicating that it has passed inspection) must be conducted by a Qualified Inspector and includes the inspection includes the inspection of the interior, exterior, chassis, engine, electric, trailers, tires and brakes. All vehicles carrying heavy loads, passengers and goods are required to be inspected for the safety of drivers, passengers and the public under the Commercial Vehicle Inspections Program. Any violations may result in a driver being taken out of commission for driving. Finding no violations is the most desired outcome. If a driver doesn’t have violations, they receive a CVSA decal that is good for three months. This lets other inspecting officers know that a CMV passed inspection recently. Violations may count against Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores for both the driver and the carrier. If a driver receives an OOS violation, they cannot drive again until all violations are addressed and documented properly.
At Zippy, we check your truck thoroughly and make sure you have a safe and reliable vehicle. We are certified to perform your DOT inspection and are committed to keeping you free from fines and unexpected repair costs.
FEDERAL PERIODIC INSPECTIONS
Zippy Truck Repairs are a Federal Certified Periodic Inspection Vendor. Landstar Approved Facility Address: 8899 Three Flags Ave., Hesperia CA 92345 Landstar Inspections:
How can Zippy Truck Services help?
Zippy can help you with your vehicle inspections and maintenance to keep you operational, compliant and safe on the road! 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! Zippy are here to help and can add your vehicles to a reoccurring schedule so you do not miss any inspections. Schedule your inspection today.