Getting an inspection of any kind is a best practice of owning and operating any capital equipment. While there are some industry standards that are recommended for certain equipment, like vehicle lifts, most equipment benefits from a regular inspection. An inspection will reveal potential problems before they become cost-prohibitive or productivity-impacting.
Similarly, peace-of-mind that lifts or other equipment have been monitored by experts is important. Whether you are overseeing a fleet of hundreds of vehicles, or whether you are an owner-operator, it helps knowing that what you’re operating (or what your staff is operating) on a daily and weekly basis is safe.
Inspections are also recommended or required by several jurisdictions throughout the United States, and you run the risk of non-compliance with your local standards. Additionally, many insurance policies will require annual inspections on your equipment, or give you a discount on your insurance policy for annual inspection.