Vehicle Design From a Maintenance And Operating Standpoint 340106
IT is the opinion among operators of some larger fleets of motor-vehicles that a material reduction in servicing costs could be made, provided vehicle manufacturers cooperated in effecting standards of such items as do not enter into fundamental design, but which affect vitally mechanical servicing.
Sufficient data have been collected to indicate a wide variance of opinion among the fleet operators as to their actual needs. Likewise sufficient data have been accumulated from the manufacturers to indicate a lack of knowledge of the average operator's requirements on their part.
Numerous items requiring constant maintenance have been studied and recommendations outlined with a hope that they will lead ultimately to definite standardization.
It is anticipated that this review of the situation will accomplish at least two things. First, a more unified opinion on the part of the operators as to their actual needs. Second, a better understanding and a more sympathetic attitude to the operator's requirements on the part of the manufacturer.