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Well-Maintained Brakes & Safety — A Winning Combination

Well-Maintained Brakes & Safety — A Winning Combination

Well-Maintained Brakes & Safety — A Winning Combination

Maintaining a fleet of trucks is a major job; perhaps the biggest one fleet managers must supervise. An aggressive preventive maintenance (PM) program could see trucks regularly pulled out of service for a routine repair, which could affect productivity and the bottom line.

But as evidenced by the most recent Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) annual Roadcheck and spot inspection events, a sizeable number of fleets are neglecting some key, basic components in their maintenance programs.

The cost of neglecting brake maintenance can be high and include long periods of unscheduled and non-productive downtime, the increased potential for crashes, the possibility of having vehicles and drivers put out of service along with being cited for as CSA violation, and, in severe cases, fines or ruinous liability payments.

In this whitepaper from Michelin, you will learn about brake maintenance best practices, including:

  • How to set up a preventive brake maintenance program.
  • How a third-party provider can help improve your maintenance program.
  • How to prepare for the upcoming CVSA annual Roadcheck program.

By Michelin