Proper preventative maintenance is the key to keeping semi-trucks driving in top shape. Not only can the right truck fleet maintenance services help improve your bottom line, saving both time and money, but they can also help make sure that your truck keeps going for as long as possible. Preventative maintenance has many advantages, including cutting down on unscheduled maintenance time, improving line items such as gas expenditure and service charges for parts that wear prematurely, and more.
Many drivers and fleet managers find that with the correct fleet vehicle maintenance, they are able to decrease their total cost of ownership (TOC) per vehicle, leading to increased company profit further down the line. There are many benefits to staying up-to-date on preventative maintenance for your trucks and many risks of ignoring the routine services.
Here at LubeZone, we are here to help fleet managers, owners, and truck drivers get the most for their money. We know that in the world of trucking, time is everything. You can’t afford to have any vehicles in your fleet off the road, especially if it’s unplanned and due to a mishap. Additionally, we know that you can’t afford to wait around for countless hours at full-service shops that perform countless other services, such as engine mechanics. These things only hold you up, keep your drivers off their routes, and ultimately, negatively impact your profit.
Advantages of Routine Fleet Vehicle Maintenance
There are many reasons to schedule your routine fleet vehicle maintenance at LubeZone Truck Lube Center. Doing so can help you effectively manage which vehicles are on and off the road, ensuring that each of your routes has coverage. This can help your drivers, your clients, and customers, as well as your business. Additionally, there are countless other benefits to making sure you stay on time with preventative maintenance for your fleet.
Improve Mileage and Reduce Fuel Costs
The money your drivers spend on fuel likely makes up for a large percentage of your fleet’s costs. Drivers often need to fill up multiple times a week during long trips, and heavy loads can mean the vehicles go through fuel more quickly than you would like. Unfortunately, you can’t control the price of fuel, and you often have to adapt to the ebbs and flows of the market. While this can sometimes make it challenging to budget appropriately, proper fleet vehicle maintenance can help.
Having the right routine maintenance can help ensure your fleet’s engines are all working at optimum capacity, getting the most miles out of every gallon. While you may not be able to control the price of diesel, you can make sure your fleet uses it wisely.
Proper Scheduling and Route Coverage
If you know that three of your fleet’s trucks are going to be off the road for preventative maintenance on Wednesday, you can ensure that there are other vehicles available to cover those routes. Additionally, you may be able to reassign those regular drivers, give them the day off, or re-arrange their working hours to accommodate the maintenance. These are the benefits of planning ahead. This can save you money when you are able to keep drivers home when they aren’t needed and can ensure your clients do not experience a lapse in service.
Reduce Unexpected Service and Maintenance
Sure, from time to time, it’s likely that you will have to take a truck off the road without warning. Accidents happen, parts wear out, and vehicles break down. However, doing so can cause an undue burden on your staff as well as your customers. Additionally, it can cause major stress for fleet managers as they scramble to find coverage.
With the correct preventative maintenance for semi-trucks you can take a more proactive approach to scheduling service, which can help spot potential issues before they turn into major problems.
Preventative Maintenance Available at LubeZone Truck Lube Center
At LubeZone, we know that time is money. That’s why we’re focused on providing superior preventative maintenance for semi-trucks and fleets without the wait and we never require an appointment. We’re the experts when it comes to keeping wait times to a minimum, so you can get your trucks back on the road with the best fleet maintenance services around.
If you’re looking for a full-service oil change, we can get you in and out the door in just 40 minutes. We use the best oil filters, the best brands of motor oil and can work with all major engine manufacturers. With eleven locations throughout California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Georgia, we’re the preventative maintenance shop of choice for countless truckers across the country.
Your semi-trucks need a Department of Transportation inspection once a year, and missing the date can result in hefty fines for your business. At LubeZone Truck Lube Center, we have trained and certified inspectors on-site to perform quick, easy, and thorough evaluations of your fleet. Make sure that all of the parts and components of your fleet’s trucks are in safe working order, and bring attention to any items that may need repair to keep your vehicles in compliance with the Department of Transportation.
We recommend that you call and confirm bay availability prior to your arrival for D.O.T. inspections at all LubeZone locations to help minimize wait times. Hours of service for D.O.T. inspections may vary from regular maintenance hours.
Do you want a more in-depth picture of how well the engines in your fleet are functioning? The semi-truck engine oil analysis at LubeZone is just the service you need. We’ll provide you with a better understanding of your engine health, including documenting levels of specific wear metals and contaminants that may be present in your lubricant and what this could mean for your vehicle.
Tire checks are an important part of fleet vehicle maintenance, and on semi-trucks and trailers it can seem like quite a feat. There are many tires on each vehicle, and the improper PSI on just one can lead to a blowout or a major accident on the highway. Additionally, having the incorrect PSI or damaged tires can cause your trucks to handle more poorly and have poor fuel economy.
At LubeZone, we can check the tire pressure in each tire so that your drivers don’t have to. We’ll make sure that each tire is at the correct level and ready to hit the road before we send you out the door.
Come into LubeZone Truck Lube Center Today
If you are a semi-truck driver, fleet manager, operations supervisor, or otherwise responsible for scheduling preventative maintenance on truck fleets, come on into LubeZone today. We provide a range of fleet maintenance services to help protect the health and extend the longevity of your trucks.
Additionally, we offer a unique bonus program called LubeZone Rewards. LubeZone Rewards is not like the point systems available at other service centers. That’s because it’s not a point system at all. Instead, we’ll reward you with real cashback in your pocket for every visit and every service that takes place at a LubeZone location nationwide. Sign up before your next service at LubeZoneRewards.com
And since we know that your drivers are always on the road, you may not be able to make it into the same location twice in a row for your preventative maintenance. When you visit LubeZone, that’s okay. All of our preventative maintenance centers in the United States can access our service database, seeing what your vehicle may be due for at the next stop.
For the fastest service in the game, stop by LubeZone Truck Lube Centers today.