Mutual Advantages of Integrating Bus and Truck Maintenance 640037
An appraisal of the advantages of integrating truck and bus maintenance in a vehicle fleet maintenance program is presented. Basically, reliability and cost are the major considerations in any fleet program. Evidence is presented indicating that generally bus maintenance shops are better equipped, have better trained mechanics, utilize an effective preventive maintenance program, and have an optimum balance between maintenance cost and road failure cost. Generally speaking, bus repair shops can be utilized to the mutual advantage of truck and bus operators by using spare capacity of bus shops and thus eliminating this responsibility from truck operators.