Why isn’t a truck’s appearance part of the PM process?

By Team Writer / December 15, 2016

Everyone knows that oil is the lifeblood of the engine and the engine is the heart of a truck. As a result, most trucks are getting their oil changed on a regular schedule. But oil changes alone will not keep trucks from operating inefficiently or worse, breaking down. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules say that fleets must have programs to “systematically inspect, repair and maintain…all motor vehicles…subject to its control.”

Key Takeaways:

  • Companies are spending thousands of dollars on graphic and designs for their equipment; some of those companies as well spend millions on television ads and Internet ads.
  • Some spend thousands of dollars on decals or replaceable vinyl rotating descriptive advertising their products or services.
  • Additionally, the rear door decals would not stick or if it did, eventually, peel, or faded through time.

“A lot of professional companies look at their vehicles as a rolling billboard and use decals and on the tractors as a method of defining who they are.”


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