The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires at least one Period Maintenance Inspection in a 12-month period for trucks and vehicles.
How often should a truck be maintained?
This answer varies but there are a few different things to keep in mind. You can conduct maintenance checks on a regular basis based on:
The truck makes and models
Age of the vehicle
Time of year
Moreover, trucks’ safe operation on the road and the prevention of accidents both require regular maintenance. Among the most important ways that truck maintenance helps in accident prevention are:
Improving Vehicle Safety: Any potential safety issues, such as worn brakes or defective tires, can be identified and fixed during routine maintenance and inspections before they result in accidents.
Maintaining Vehicle Performance: The chance of truck breakdowns and malfunctions on the road is reduced by regular maintenance, which helps to ensure that trucks are performing at their best.
Complying with Regulations: Commercial trucks must be inspected and maintained on a regular basis in accordance with state and federal regulations. Failure to do so could result in penalties and fines.
Protecting the Environment: Proper maintenance of trucks can also help to reduce emissions and protect the environment by improving fuel efficiency and reducing pollution.
Improving Driver Confidence: When trucks are well-maintained, drivers are better prepared to deal with unforeseen circumstances on the road and have greater confidence in their vehicles
Proper truck maintenance is essential for ensuring the safety of truck drivers, passengers, and other drivers on the road, and it is the responsibility of trucking companies to maintain their vehicles to excellent standards.
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