Running a trucking company is a very stressful yet rewarding job, and there are many different aspects of running the business that you have to deal with on a daily basis. One aspect of your job, and it may be the most important aspect, is keeping your trucks up and running properly. If your trucks break down or are not working properly you could be losing a lot of money. That is why it is so important to make sure you have a good mechanic working on your trucks. There are many companies that hire out a mechanic to work on the trucks, but there are many benefits of having a mechanic on your staff. Here are a few of the benefits of having an onsite fleet mechanic.
Running Knowledge Of Trucks
Perhaps the biggest advantage of having an onsite mechanic for your fleet is the fact that they are going to become very familiar with the different trucks in your fleet. They will be able to log all of the maintenance that they undergo, and note any problems that have gone on with the truck. They will know when to perform scheduled onsite fleet maintenance, but they will also be able to tell if something major needs to be fixed. This is going to save you time and money in the long run.
If you have a staff mechanic, you will be able to send them out to a truck that has broken down. If there is ever a truck that breaks down on the side of the road, your driver and your truck could be in a lot of trouble. If you have a staff mechanic on hand, then you will be able to send them with their tools to fix the problem. They will most likely be able to fix the problem, or they will know that the problem is serious enough to get another truck out to haul it off.
There are very strict laws that drivers have to abide by, and sometimes the envelope gets pushed a little bit on what drivers try to accomplish. However, if you have a mechanic on hand, then they can help you make sure that the trucks are only driven a certain amount of miles each day and that the trucks are well taken care of by the drivers. If one driver has a problem breaking trucks, it may be time to get a new driver.