A fleet of tractor-trailers can deliver a lot of goods virtually anywhere in the United States and adjacent countries. Whether the fleet is a large one or just has a couple of commercial rigs for heavy hauling, fleet maintenance services are necessary to ensure the best results. According to IBISWorld, the United States had 40,835 truck repair service providers in 2023. Here are some of the many ways that regular maintenance improves your trucking fleet’s efficiency.

More Hours on the Road

A well-maintained fleet of trucks will spend more time on the road fulfilling their intended purpose instead of spending several days or more in a repair shop. This ensures you can make more money for your business. Trucks that aren’t hauling goods are costing you money every minute they aren’t on the road, so ensuring they get regular maintenance enables them to haul more while costing you less.

Lower Maintenance and Repair Costs

It’s a lot more affordable to plan ahead for maintenance and secure the parts and materials that are likely to be needed to properly maintain your commercial fleet in advance. Regularly scheduled fleet maintenance services help to prevent unexpected breakdowns that delay shipments and trigger costly repairs. When maintenance services are done regularly, small mechanical issues are taken care of, so they don’t turn into big problems down the road. Your fleet spends more hours hauling goods instead of awaiting towing and repair services.

Better Fuel Economy

Fuel costs are one of the most important for any commercial fleet. Fuel prices remain high throughout the nation and significantly higher in some states than in others. Ensuring your fleet benefits from timely and regular fleet maintenance services helps keep each of your commercial rigs in its best mechanical condition. A well-maintained rig will get the best possible fuel economy while hauling heavy loads, which helps to make your profit margins bigger.

Lower Probability of Causing an Accident

A well-maintained commercial truck is less likely to suffer a mechanical failure that might make it hard to control. When a big rig causes an accident, it could cause catastrophic injuries to one or more people in another vehicle. The liability for such an accident could be very costly. Maintaining your fleet will help make each rig as safe as possible.

If you own a fleet, then it’s important to schedule routine maintenance. Don’t wait to give us a call to learn more about the benefits and to schedule regular maintenance services for your commercial fleet and repair services when needed. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.