Preventative Maintenance (PM)
Most private fleet operators use Preventative Maintenance (PM) programs that are usually designed in consultation with their inhouse fleet managers, the equipment manufacturer and the lubricant supplier.
Fleets typically choose to outsource non-core activities such as PM, including the oil change as a more convenient option than managing in house.
Oil analysis is a major part of the PM program. According to Kline, most major fleets viewed independent laboratories as more convenient and reliable solution than relying on the suppliers or distributors. The use of the vehicle will determine the interval of the oil change in some cases the oil will be changed more frequently under extreme conditions and usage such as the construction industry.
Grease is another key PM activity. Regular greasing of all truck components should be performed monthly. Contact Rhino today to review your Preventative Maintenance schedule to keep your fleet up and running.