No matter how big or small your door-to-door courier business is, you probably have a fleet of trucks and several drivers. Your drivers need to be informed about what is required for long distance driving if you transport goods over great distances. This means that before they depart for the destination, you will need to prepare them as well as the truck.
Make sure to check all of the truck and trailer’s vital signs before you let the truck go on the road. To make sure that every component of the truck and trailer is operating properly, it is a good idea to perform a mini-service or check. Tyre pressure, wheel alignment, the engine, and unusual noises should all be checked. You should have it checked out by a qualified truck mechanic if there are any odd noises made when the ignition is turned on.
Before you embark on a lengthy journey, you should not disregard any odd sounds coming from your truck. This could be a broken or defective truck or trailer component that needs to be fixed or replaced. If you decide to replace it, make sure you spend money on high-quality truck parts that will last the duration of your trip. It could cause more damage to the truck and trailer if inferior parts are used to replace the original ones. Check the water and perform a service on the oil as well. Verify that the trailer is securely fastened to the truck and that all the lights, including the brake and reverse lights, are working.
Ahead of time, also get your truck driver ready. Teach them the fundamentals of truck maintenance, such as what the dashboard lights mean and what might be wrong when they flash. To enable them to explain the potential causes of a breakdown to the mechanic, familiarize them with the truck and trailer parts that they must be able to identify. Along with other significant truck engine components, they ought to be able to name the axle of the truck. Provide your driver with a contact number in case of an emergency. It must be a 24-hour phone number. Remind the driver to stop and rest frequently to avoid becoming fatigued and to fill up the tank to avoid running out of fuel.
On the next trip, make sure that the truck driver, the truck, and the trailer are all in good condition before traveling a great distance.