Regular Inspections
We like to offer regular safety inspections to our commercial fleet. At least at every oil change we perform a 21 point inspection. This goes bumper to bumper covering powertrain, brakes, body, lights, fluids, and drivability. If there are any driver concerns we can take care of them during an inspection.

After performing an inspection we retain copies of all our work. We keep records of all parts used and fluids and specs on your specific vehicle. This allows us to more quickly serve the customer and return the vehicle. If you want us to regularly service your vehicles all we need is a monthly mileage report and we will let you know what vehicles are due for service. Most companies already have a fuel log for tracking mileage. You can simply send us a copy of something like that.

Commercial Vehicles
If you have a commercial vehicle you may need to have it inspected once a year and receive a certificate of safety. Here are the CMV rules and definition:

Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) means a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used in commerce to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle

  1. Has a gross combination weight rating or gross combination weight of 11,794 kilograms or more (26,001 pounds or more), whichever is greater, inclusive of a towed unit(s) with a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds), whichever is greater; or

  2. Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of 11,794 or more kilograms (26,001 pounds or more), whichever is greater; or

  3. Is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver; or

  4. Is of any size and is used in the transportation of hazardous materials as defined in this section.

Here are the regulations on the required inspection:

We fully meet the requirements for inspecting your CMV and completing your certificate.

School Buses
We have many many years of experience in owning and safely operating school buses. We are ODE certified School Bus Inspectors and have ASE School Bus certification. If you are a school, a private school, or a church that wants to make sure their bus is held to a great safety standard we can help.

Here is a sample form that needs to be on record for your bus.

These are the minimum safety requirements for buses in Oregon.

This is a history and the reasoning behind having a standard bus inspection.
TITLE/OAR NUMBER: School Bus Inspections 581-053-0002 & 581-053-0008
BACKGROUND: School buses require an annual inspection to assure safety. There have not been any particular requirements on the persons completing the annual certification. In 2003, the Department developed, published and distributed “School Bus Maintenance & Inspection Manual for Oregon School Buses” to help districts and private schools keep their buses in an approved working condition. The manual also includes Out of Service Criteria and requirements of the annual certification. In 2004, we began to give a certification test based on the Maintenance Manual to assure that anyone performing maintenance work on school buses would keep them in accordance with Minimum Standards for Oregon School Buses. School districts have been encouraged to get their technicians and mechanics certified with the goal that this rule would go into effect by September 2007.
Board History: None
Statutory Authority: ORS 820.100

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