PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE – Part 3

 Poor Maintenance Pitfalls It is important to report vehicle defects and deficiencies to the motor carrier as soon as they are discovered. Not reporting a problem when it first occurs can have serious consequences for both a driver and his/her motor carrier,...

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE – Part 2

 OBSERVATION AND COMMUNICATIONObservation and communication are an important part of a preventive maintenance program. The driver needs to put his/her senses to work.Listen for unusual or abnormal equipment sounds such as rattles, squeaks and hisses.Smell for...

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE – Part 1

 A professional driver’s involvement is key when it comes to a successful preventive maintenance program. Drivers are often the first to notice a problem or issue and can have it repaired before it becomes one that can cause a breakdown or...