An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Grandma was right.
How do you keep track of it all? Oil changes. Transmission fluid. Brake fluid. Even window wiper blades. It can mess up everything – one blown gasket, one busted fuel pump. Your truck could be out of commission for only hours – for for days. Grandma didn’t mention all that.
Our truck maintenance software will alert you every time one of your vehicles is due for scheduled maintenance. This is essential for ensuring both your safety and that of your drivers. With TruckingOffice’s web-based platform and low monthly fee, you’ll save money and enjoy new levels of convenience and peace of mind at the same time.
Of course, even with the best truck maintenance software, you should know how to perform a basic safety inspection. With that in mind, here’s a review of the basics. Think of this as a handy brush-up on the things every driving pro must be familiar with.
- Make sure the cab floor is free of rags, towels, food containers, tools, and other items that may block smooth pedal operation.
- Ensure that the safety belts work properly and are free of nicks, tears, or other signs of wear or damage.
- Make sure that all gauges, heaters, wipers, defrosters, turn signals, and other instruments function properly.
- Ensure that the vehicle has emergency equipment such as flares, reflective triangles, and a fire extinguisher on hand. Make sure the extinguisher is within the expiration date and the operation instructions are clearly displayed.
- Check headlights, exterior turn signals, running lights, and reflectors. Replace as necessary.
- Make sure the tires are properly inflated. Check for worn tread, blemishes, and other warning signs.
- Make sure every vehicle has the required records, including maintenance information, and if the truck is leased, the name of the leaser.
- Check the brake couplings and other components to ensure they are properly attached.
- Make sure all required placards, including hazmat notices, are in place and easily visible.
By following the above guidelines, you can help to ensure that every trip is both safe and profitable. And remember: for the best truck maintenance software in the business, nobody beats TruckingOffice. Find out for yourself by taking our product for a free 30-day test drive starting today.