How to Save Money on Truck Repairs
Truck maintenance, specifically truck repairs, takes a huge chunk out of a trucking company’s annual budget. Next to fuel and purchasing a truck, it is the costliest aspect of running a trucking business. Repairs and maintenance swallow up about 10 percent of overall expenses, according to Truck Driver Institute. We’re talking about 12 cents per mile and $15,000 annually for airline/hoses, alternators, wiring, and brakes.
That’s a lot of bucks for steel and rubber.
Speaking of rubber, then you have tires. Tires roll away with about 3 percent of overall expenses, which is roughly 3 cents per mile. A commercial truck tire can cost anywhere from $250 to $600, depending on truck age and size and tire brand, so annually you’re looking at the possibility of close to $10,000 (based on purchasing 16 tires in one year for $600 each).
TCS Clients Save at TA Truck Service
We’re dedicated to finding solutions to our clients’ biggest financial burdens. That’s why we’re in the fuel card business, and we give our clients relief for their tire and service maintenance costs with the help of TA Truck Service.
TA and Petro, as well as TCS, understand the value of truck maintenance. TA Truck Service offers a variety of preventative maintenance packages that include oil change, tractor lubrication, pushrod stroke inspection, steering fluid, SCA/ELC contamination checks, trailer preventative maintenance options, and many more.
These preventative maintenance packages are a time-saving and efficient way to ensure that routine maintenance stay on schedule and remain affordable.
Now let’s talk more about tires. Tires keep your trucking company moving, literally. Taking care of them is super important. Experts suggest looking into low rolling resistance tires that use shallower tread and can save your trucks big money on fuel. We know the value of keeping your tires in good shape, that’s why TCS clients can save up to $95 per tire at TA Truck Service. These includes brand name tires such as Goodyear, Michelin, Bridgestone, Yokohama, Firestone, Dayton, and more. These savings cover tire rotation per wheel, tire mounting, tire repair, and tire disposal.
Your DOT Number Gets You Budget-Saving Discounts
How do our clients take advantage of those budget-saving discounts at TA Truck Service? By simply letting the fine folks at TA Truck Service know they’re a TCS client and providing their DOT number. Done! Instant savings!
The bottom line is truck repairs and maintenance are expensive. There’s no way around that. It’s your biggest chunk of cash next to purchasing the truck and filling up its fuel tank. Save yourself from the worry of emergency repairs later by keeping your trucks up-to-date on maintenance today. Create a digital checklist that you can upload on your computer, your phone, and your tablet. Set up digital reminders so that you know what needed maintenance is coming. Keeping a truck running properly is costly, but it doesn’t need to break your bank.
Not a TCS Fuel Card client yet? Ready to save big on truck repairs and maintenance? We look forward to hearing from you. Give us a call at 844-827-7702.