At American Truck Group, LLC the value of a pretrip inspection has proven to save our clients time and money. Your semi has equipment that is not standard on most other vehicles, requiring additional maintenance steps. Because you accumulate more miles than most other vehicles on the roads, maintenance must be performed more often. Staying on top of this is your first line of defense against mechanical failures. Before any haul, every driver should perform this 30 minute inspection to ensure the safety of their rig on the road as well as protect others that share the road.
Finding a leak or low tire before it becomes a problem can be the difference between a major expense or a minor fix. Professionals don’t let small problems turn into big ones that are hard to manage.
Get out and Look! Snag a copy of our pretrip checklist and check your rig’s many systems for proper function and check moving parts for wear and tear.
Verify oil and coolant levels are full, drain air brake tank, check tires for wear, inspect glass for cracks, check brakes pressurization, confirm all lights are working and much more. It is a drivers responsibility to ensure the truck receives regularly scheduled maintenance and records of maintenance should be kept.
Even when trucks are well maintained and inspected on a routine basis, it is not uncommon for breakdowns to happen or require service. This is why we provide protection plans for our program clients.
Our Phoenix shop is our first climate controlled garage for friendly customer service. Because we don’t take outside work, our mechanics are on a more personal level with our customers than your average diesel garage. Their attitude is to help maintain your business and get you back on the road making money. The in-door facility provides for temperature control and uninterrupted workflow.
This is a great addition to our business as our commitment to customer service continues. Our Phoenix shop is in the Mesa city limits located off the 202 loop GO TO MAP. Our Atlanta Shop is located off I85 GO TO MAP and our Gulfport shop is located off I10 GO TO MAP.
Like any professional driver will tell you, keeping a routine for pretrip inspections and being proactive about service and repairs will determine your success as an owner-operator.
Read more on pretrip procedure for professionals HERE.