Betts Offers BIT Inspections For Your Truck or Fleet

Betts Truck Parts & Service has been performing Bit Inspections for Owner Operators and commercial truck fleets for decades. We were recently nominated by Truck Parts & Service Magazine as a finalist for “Distributor of the Year 2020” for our commitment to our customers.

We provide excellent customer service and fast response times for time-sensitive BIT Inspections.

Please visit our Mobile BIT Inspections page for information about mobile BIT Inspections provided by our branches in California.

For fast service, call your local branch to schedule an inspection for your truck or fleet. You can also set up an appointment to come to one of our branch locations.

BIT inspection

What Is a BIT Inspection?

A BIT Inspection, technically known as the Basic Inspection of Terminals, is a program under the California Highway Patrol (CHP). This program necessitates motor carrier terminal inspection within a 25-month cycle to enhance the safety of highway users.

What Happens During a BIT Inspection?

A BIT Inspection covers competency areas like driver license examination, maintenance records and inspection reports, and hours of service documentation.

Who Conducts a BIT Inspection?

The professionals responsible for a BIT Inspection are CHP officers with specialized training in commercial vehicle enforcement. Betts Truck Parts can keep you prepared and compliant, which keep you safe and on the road.


Here is a detailed California BIT Program Overview…

Biennial Inspection of Terminals (BIT) Program


  • Conducted by the California Highway Patrol (CHP).


  • Specific to the state of California.
  • Focuses on the maintenance and safety of commercial vehicles operating within the state.


  • Conducted every two years (biennial).
  • More frequent inspections may occur based on the carrier’s safety performance.
  • Vehicles with a 10,000 lb. gross rating and 3 or more axles, or a gross weight over 26,000 lbs., require a BIT Inspection every 90 days.
  • BIT Inspections may be performed by an authorized service center.


Vehicle Inspection:

  • Brakes
  • Tires
  • Wheels
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Lighting
  • Reflectors
  • Safety devices
  • Fuel systems
  • Exhaust systems

Driver Records:

  • Driver qualifications
  • Hours of service
  • Drug and alcohol testing compliance

Maintenance Records:

  • Preventative maintenance
  • Repair documentation

Terminal Inspection:

  • Condition of the terminal facility
  • Handling and storage of hazardous materials


  • Ensures compliance with California’s safety and maintenance standards for commercial vehicles.
  • Promotes the safety and reliability of commercial fleets within the state.

Betts TPS Locations for BIT Inspections in California

Sacramento (located in North Sacramento), CA

Fresno, CA

San Leandro, CA

Fontana, CA

Sun Valley, CA

Santa Fe Springs, CA

BIT Inspection FAQ’s

Why Choose Betts Truck Parts?

Betts Truck Parts has focused on providing an elite customer experience. We recently became a finalist in Truck Parts & Service Magazine – a national industry publication – as a Finalist for Distributor of the Year 2020.

We have over 30 years’ experience, and provide fast, efficient commercial truck inspection services in Sacramento to keep you in compliance and on the road.

We have 6 additional locations across California, Oregon, and Arizona to serve your fleet.

Where do you perform Mobile BIT Inspections

Betts Truck Parts & Service performs BIT Inspections in Sacramento, San Leandro, Fresno, Fontana, Sun Valley (CA), and Santa Fe Springs, California. With six California locations performing BIT Inspections, we have your truck or fleet covered throughout the State.

Are California BIT Inspections Biennial?

California legislation at the start of 2016 altered the previous “Biennial Inspection of Terminals” regulation.

Following this change, inspections are no longer biennial. CHP can inspect a terminal whenever it chooses.

Terminals that receive a “satisfactory” rating may only be inspected every few years. Terminals that receive an “unsatisfactory” rating will be re-inspected by CHP within 120 days.

How Will Betts Truck Parts Help Me Remain Compliant?

We provide you with the necessary reports to remain compliant, which includes maintenance information that satisfies the requirements of a BIT Inspection. Our software will remind us when your vehicles are due for a BIT Inspection so you remain compliant.

If you would like to speak directly with our service manager in Sacramento about mobile BIT Inspections call our Sacramento branch at 916.928.3818.

Which Vehicles Need to be Inspected Every 90 Days?

Vehicles with a 10,000 lb. gross rating and 3 or more axles, or a gross weight over 26,000 lbs. need to have a BIT Inspection every 90 days. The BIT Inspection my be performed by an authorized service center.

Be sure to keep accurate and up-to-date driver records and maintenance records for your vehicle.

“Great service and experience. The whole crew was great but Manny and the shop crew went above and beyond to make sure I was taken care of.”
Jose P., Fontana (July 2020)

“A good place to fix trailers and good price / Un buen lugar para arreglar trailas y buen precio”
– Jugo C., San Leandro