Collective Maintenance Wisdom

Aug. 10, 2017

Perhaps one of the trucking industry’s most useful resources for best practices on truck maintenance, testing and specification information is the Technology & Maintenance Council’s comprehensive Recommended Practices Manual.

It is a two-volume set:

  • Recommended Maintenance Practices – These assist equipment users, vehicle/component manufacturers and other industry suppliers in improving the maintenance of commercial vehicle equipment.
  • Recommended Engineering Practices – These help equipment users, vehicle/component manufacturers and other industry suppliers in the design, construction and performance of commercial vehicle equipment. These practices are applicable in the designing and engineering of vehicles so they require less maintenance, reduce maintenance costs and increase vehicle uptime.

The manual, published annually, represents the consensus and collective industry experience of Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) (www.trucking.org/Technology_Council.aspx) members.

All TMC members receive a copy. Others may purchase the Recommended Practices Manual through TMC.

About the Author

David A. Kolman | Contributor - Fleet Maintenance

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