Commercial vehicles are those vehicles used for the purpose of transporting goods and or paying passengers. Since these vehicles are used on a daily basis, they require more frequent maintenance than regular passenger vehicles. In most cases, they are serviced every set number of miles. Typically every thousand miles or so.
Tire tread is monitored closely and tires are replaced as required. Fluid levels are checked and other routine maintenance is done on a more frequent basis to ensure the safety of the passengers and the products that these vehicles carry.
Companies do this for a myriad of reasons including to prevent any lawsuits that may ensure from unsafe vehicles. In the long run, it’s a very cost saving measure to service such fleet vehicles and taxis on a more frequent basis.
There are also non-transportation-related factors, as well. For example, Ubiquitous Taxis is a UK-based company that services taxis covered with taxi advertisements on a vinyl wrap. A large part of their business involves just the service and replacement of these taxi adverts.
However, as more companies begin to comply with recommendations for fleet maintenance, their bottom lines begin to improve by saving more costly repairs in the long run.
Not all companies are created equal. Many focus solely on the business itself and have left the maintenance issue on the back burner in an effort to build their business more quickly.
However, this isn’t in the best interest of the company and in fact, can actually devalue the business if they don’t put the safety measures of routine maintenance into place.
By more frequently maintaining their commercial vehicles, they are in fact, improving the safety of their company and their business. The simple act of routinely checking these vehicles for fluid levels and tire tread as well as brake functions they are in fact, able to improve their overall rating of their business. There is a full list of items on the OSHA site that should be checked regularly.
Customers do notice whether or not a company vehicle is safe. A squeaky brake is reason for concern for many customers. Thus, it’s important to focus on routinely checking such vehicles.
Whether it’s every thousand miles or every week these vehicles are vital components to the business wherein they function. Some are going to get heavier use than others but all of them will get plenty of use as commercial vehicles.
Insurance rates will improve with vehicles as well as safety. Companies that truly care about the safety of their customers and products will ensure that they’re vehicles are maintained and properly cared for.
By taking this extra measure of precaution they are helping to build their business and improve how it works.
While it may be perfectly fine to service your personal vehicle every six months, commercial vehicles will be getting more use so they will require more frequent monitoring.
Would you rather get into a taxi that has been serviced recently or one that has never been serviced? It’s a simple choice.