Keeping commercial trucking fleets corrosion-free can be a challenge for fleet managers and their drivers. With various factors causing corrosion in components such as commercial tires and electrical equipment, commercial fleets need to exercise caution when frequently driving in corrosive conditions.
Corrosive environments might seem rare, but commercial trucks all over the United States suffer the damaging effects of corrosion. From coastal regions with salty moisture to harsh northeastern and midwestern winter climates requiring road chemicals, there’s a lot that can cause premature deterioration in your commercial trucking fleet:
From commercial tires and metal surfaces down to your brakes, being aware of corrosive environments is important for ensuring safe driving on the road. Allowing corrosion to run rampant can have serious effects on your fleet — and your bottom line.
Beyond metal surfaces and wheel-ends, corrosion can wreak havoc on many additional truck components. The following are just some examples of the damage that can occur due to corrosion:
When corrosion threatens the integrity of your vehicle, allowing it to go untreated can result in costly repairs or even the replacement of an entire truck. Avoiding these expenses is simple: Fleet managers need to employ an effective preventative maintenance plan to catch problems early.
The best way for fleet managers to save money on costly repairs is by partnering with STTC. Our team provides a customized preventative maintenance plan that addresses the specific needs of your fleet. We’ll assess your vehicle for signs of corrosion, addressing any repair needs before they escalate any further. Contact us today to begin planning ahead and prevent corrosion in your commercial fleet!