Myers Diesel Repair offers a variety of Mobile Maintenance and BIT Inspection programs. What this can do for your company is let you do your business and not have to worry about maintenance or DOT guidelines
We have the most sophisticated computer software available to track your maintenance, with a large number of reports available to you, such as cost per mile, and total cost per equipment.
We Come To Your Facility
For your maintenance needs, we come to your facility, set you up on a maintenance and BIT Inspection program, which is required by the Department of Transportation.
We will get your company in compliance and keep you in compliance, we are experts in this field.
Free Pick Up And Delivery
We also offer free pick up and delivery for any repairs that can’t be done on site. We will also set you up on a number of rebate programs with major suppliers such as Donaldson and Chevron Delo, for all of your filter and oil needs, which guarantees you the lowest possible price on the best filters and oil possible.
Largest Heavy-Duty Part Supplier in Bakersfield
We are also one of the largest heavy-duty part suppliers in Kern County, with a one-stop-shop for all of your fleet maintenance needs.
Overhauls to tires, brakes to alignments and we deliver!
Information on Bit Inspections and DOT Requirements
In 1988 The California Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act, commonly referred to as the Biennial Inspection of Terminals (BIT) Program, was enacted by the California Legislature in an effort to reduce the number of truck-related accidents on California’s highways.
The CHP has been doing BIT inspections since 1965 in order to keep the motor carriers in compliance with the Motor Carriers Safety regulations. If you are driving through Bakersfield, we can help you with your BIT and DOT Inspections in Bakersfield.
Effective January 1, 2016, the terminal inspection requirements changed from a time-based inspection system to a performance-based inspection selection system.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Section 34501.12(a) CVC identifies vehicles subject to the BIT program as those described in Section 34500 CVC as listed below:
• 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. This subdivision does not include camp trailers, trailer coaches, and utility trailers.
• 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. Combinations which include a pickup truck as defined in Section 471 CVC or which are never operated in commercial use are excluded.
• 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 motortruck not specified above that is regulated by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Motor Carrier Permit (MCP), Public Utilities Commission (PUC), or FMCSA.
You can also visit the DMV for more information.
What Is Checked On The Federal DOT Inspection?
At a minimum, the following items need to be inspected:
- Brake adjustment.
- Brake system components and leaks.
- Steering and suspension systems.
- Tires and wheels.
- Vehicle connecting devices (fifth wheels, kingpins, pintle hooks, drawbars, chains, etc.). Periodic inspection reports must include:
- 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.
- The signature of your authorized representative attesting to the inspection and the completion of all required repairs.
Who Can Perform A DOT Inspection In Bakersfield?
Myers Diesel in Bakersfield, CA can help you with your DOT and BIT inspections. We have 40 years of experience in the diesel truck industry and can help with your B.I.T. inspection if needed.
How Often Must A DOT Inspection Be Done in Bakersfield?
Each person operating any kind of vehicle listed above on the BIT program are required to have each regulated vehicle inspected in 90-day intervals or less. All inspection records must be kept for at least 2 years or else you can get fined.
Call us today and one of our service advisors will set up an appointment to come and talk with you and do a free analysis of your fleet!