Each year a certified mechanic conducts an annual DOT safety inspection of every vehicle in the fleet as required by federal and Colorado state law. Per the contract requirements with GVRTA, Alpine Express is to perform the Annual Vehicle Inspection Report required by 49 CFR 396 every 15,000 miles of operation, or annually, whichever occurs first.

An inspection record is completed and signed by the Alpine Express maintenance staff as verification the vehicle has passed the inspection. The DOT safety inspection record and sticker are placed in the vehicle as evidence the inspection has occurred. The original hard copy of the DOT inspection report is filed in the vehicle maintenance file folder.