Make a Schedule
The table, below, shows a caption of one written plan for maintaining a commercial truck.
As a carrier, you need to create a schedule that fits your needs. Each vehicle in your fleet will have particular maintenance and inspection requirements. For example, all trucks need regular oil changes, but if your truck is equipped with a power lift, you’d want to check that it rises and lowers smoothly when activated.
“The manual is a good place to start. But some new vehicles say you don’t have to check the oil until 80 000km. Well, a lot of things can go wrong in 80 000km. Things are going to happen, we know that. It’s either a hundred dollars to fix it here, or it’s a 1000 dollars to fix it on the road.”
– Carl Steele, CVSE Inspector