Blog Series - 10 Tips Every Independent Trucker Should Know - Tip 9

Blog Series - 10 Tips Every Independent Trucker Should Know - Tip 9

START AND FUND A REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE ACCOUNT TODAY! 
Create a repair and maintenance account.  
Now that you have separate bank accounts for business and personal expenses, let’s go one step further and set up a separate account to handle repair and maintenance.  
As we have discussed, stuff will happen…and it always happens when you least expect it. You will want a few bucks set aside so when breakdowns occur, you will be ready and you can get the truck fixed quickly.  Once fixed, you can again...GENERATE REVENUE! 

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Freightliner Service Department Review - Fontana Ca

Freightliner Service Department Review - Fontana Ca

So I did some checking. Apparently ALL the major truck manufacturers have significant issues on the service end. So how did this happen? Is it because of proprietary on-board software controlling almost every facet of the truck's functionality? Does that lead to just replacing parts that the computer codes says needs replacing rather than a little research on what actually caused the problem? Is it because of the lack of skilled labor? Is it the disconnect from the driver to the service writer? Is it how that data is being transferred to the mechanic?

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