Archive for April, 2011

Your Truck Fleet: Cleaning, Maintenance and Repair

Having a truck fleet business is definitely not a piece of cake. Any type of vehicle requires taking after, maintenance and repair. If you don’t have that kind of knowledge, then you must have big bucks to be able to afford it because if you don’t you are in big trouble.

A truck fleet is just like a fleet of yachts or a fleet of planes. It is a large group of trucks. Most truck businesses use their fleet to represent various companies. The fleet of trucks will deliver products or any type of cargo from point A to point B. This is usually referred to as a freight service. It seems like a very easy proposition, but it requires much more intellect than just that. Unfortunately, we are not going to tackle that topic here. We are going to talk about cleaning, maintenance and repair.

Truck fleet cleaning is more complicated than cleaning your car. In fact, it is so complicated that there are truck fleet cleaners now. These are people who are willing to do the job of stripping your truck of dirt and grime. They are actually quite cost-effective and very efficient. However, if you have a large number of trucks and mainstay stop-over, it could be easier on the pocket if you have your own set of hands to do the job.

Truck maintenance is definitely something that should be done perpetually. It takes away the risk factor of a truck to have it maintained regularly. There are 2 important documents that are synonymous with truck maintenance. Those are the Driver Vehicle Inspection Report and the Vehicle Condition Report. These documents should be able to cover all of the basic parts of your truck. Some of these important parts are the steering wheel, parking brake, service brake, trailer brake, horn, mirrors, lights, tires, rims and wheels.

If maintenance speaks of prevention, repair is all about the cure. Of course, there are incidents that we are not able to control. Most of these incidents have factors to consider like the rain or a bumpy road. So, the best thing for us to do is cure our trucks. Although there are some truck fleets that have their own repair shops, the majority does not have so. So, the next best thing for you to do is to get a reputable, reliable and professional truck repair specialist who is capable of doing the job for you.

A truck fleet business must make these three components among their top priorities. Having a dirty truck roaming around the country is not going to win any hearts. Having an ill managed truck is not good for the business either because this could result in accidents. And, a damaged truck is not going to bring any business in or win any truck competitions!

Cleaning, Maintenance and Repair: Three important components to nurture your truck fleet company.

Photo by debaird™ (Creative Commons).

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