1933-01-01

SOME COST-SAVING METHODS IN MOTORCOACH UPKEEP 330038

A brief description of the work required of the motorcoaches maintained by his company is given by the author, who states that the constant and ultimate aim of the department head who handles repairs and replacements is to keep down the cost per mile of operation. In compiling statistics of this cost, all charges against maintenance are divided into 30 distinct classes. As statements are made up, each item of the 30 classes can be compared directly with previous statements and a finger put directly on those items showing undue rise and serving to keep the total-cost-per-mile figure high.
The author then describes certain special maintenance shortcuts and methods peculiar to the company's system which are followed in the three main service shops and greatly aid in retarding any advance in costs. Some of the subjects treated are: rebuilding of cylinder heads on engine blocks, the maintenance and reclaiming of clutch plates and differential gear-carriers, and the relining of shock-absorber barrels.

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