It’s getting harder to secure new—and even used—trucks as supply chain problems and other ripples from the COVID-19 pandemic slow down new vehicle production. Some industry experts say that if you were to order a new truck today that it may not complete the assembly line until later in 2022.

In today’s trucking industry, it’s especially important to be able to maximize the amount of time that the vehicles are on the road. Implementing an oil analysis program helps you have confidence in your truck and know your fleet is in good shape—and your maintenance schedules are adequate and not excessive.

The more a fleet manager knows about engine fluids, the more powerful its maintenance schedule can be. You want to be able to use the whole life of the oil, control costs, and make the most of your engine life.

Getting the latest analysis on vehicle oil can keep fleets up to date on trends that have developed over time and highlight any anomalies along with recommendations for maintenance.

Analyzing the condition of your fleet’s used engine oil is a simple three-step process to produce a report which can inform your decisions:

  1. The first step is to take a representative sample of the engine oil.
  2. Second, the sample should be sent to a qualified used oil analysis laboratory.
  3. The final and most important stage is interpreting and acting on the findings of the report to improve the performance and reliability of your fleet.”

Making the most of your oil and engine-life is absolutely crucial to keeping your fleet operational and as efficient as possible. If you would like to learn more about managing your fleet or working with the team at CLST, please submit the form below.

Written by:
Tim Griffin
Director of Marketing & Media, C.L. Services Transport

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