Commercial truck drivers and their companies have an immense amount of responsibility. In addition to many daily tasks, truckers should prioritize the maintenance of their semi trucks and trailers. Keeping a strict maintenance schedule is the best way to prevent your truck and trailer from breaking down and costing you a great deal of money.
Here is a guide that may be helpful. This can be used as a checklist for important maintenance items:
1. Follow A Maintenance Schedule
Don’t wait until your truck breaks down. Stay on top of it by taking preventative action.
Regularly inspect your truck and trailer. Keep inspection documentation.
Keep track of your regular maintenance. Keep a maintenance log and schedule, so you know the last time you performed maintenance and the next time it will be due.
2. Diesel Truck Coolant
It’s important to check your coolant levels and replace it when necessary.
If your coolant is old, replace it.
3. Clean Your Engine
Three areas to focus on are fuel, oil and air.
4. Truck Oil Change
Semi-trucks need their oil changed approximately every 25,000 miles. One of the most common causes of semi truck breakdowns is engine problems, Change your oil regularly.
5. Fuel Filter Change
A good rule of thumb is to change the fuel filter every 10,000 to 15,000 miles.
6. Drain the Water Separators
Check your water separator before every trip. You should look for fuel in the see-through bowl and make sure nothing is leaking. Then, check if water needs to be drained.
7. Check the Exhaust System
The diesel particulate filter needs cleaning every 100,000 to 200,000 miles depending on your semi trucks duty cycles.
Professional Semi Truck Maintenance In Wyoming
When you need maintenance or repairs, or if you have any questions call Marshall’s Truck Repair in Rock Springs, Wyoming at 307-362-2460.
At Marshall’s Truck Repair we offer small-scale maintenance to large-scale repairs. We are here for all your maintenance and repair needs.