Semi Truck Maintenance Checklist

Mechanic checking list for semi truck

Whether you own a new or used truck, following a semi truck maintenance checklist is extremely important to prevent extensive downtown and expensive repairs. Keeping up with your semi truck maintenance records can make all the difference when it comes time to pass your CVSA inspection. Learn about the semi truck preventative maintenance checklist with Rechtien International Trucks down below!

Why Keep a Semi Truck Maintenance Log?

Keeping a semi truck maintenance log to ensure your semi truck maintenance records remain up to date is extremely vital. The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) reports over 500,000 trucks are involved in accidents each year. Oftentimes, they are due to a driver of a passenger car, but making sure your semi truck preventive maintenance checklist is complete is an essential factor.

As you complete a semi truck maintenance sheet, you’ll find minor problems before they transform into major problems, hence why it’s called a semi truck preventive maintenance checklist.Schedule a service appointment to complete your semi truck maintenance checklist.

FMCSA Semi Truck Maintenance Checklist

To complete your semi truck maintenance sheet, a pre-trip and post-trip will need to be completed for commercial truck customers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has their own pre-trip semi truck preventive maintenance checklist below:

  • Tires: The FMCSA reports that tires total up to one-third of the total maintenance costs, always check the tread and tire pressure.
  • Fluids: Before setting off, be sure to look for fluid leakages and check oil, coolant, fuel, and antifreeze levels.
  • Electrical System and Wiring: Review all electrical components and check all the operating lights on the truck.
  • Brakes: Inspect the standard and parking brakes for the proper lining then check for leaks in the air pressure system.

Semi Truck Preventive Maintenance Checklist

As you prepare for your everyday job or winter conditions, run through this semi truck maintenance sheet checklist below:

  • Engine Oil and Filter Changes
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Drive Shafts or CV Joints
  • Drive Belt, Serpentine Belt, and Hoses
  • Fuel System
  • Cooling System
  • Engine and Transmission Mounts
  • Tune-Ups
  • Tires
  • Wheels and Rims
  • Exhaust System
  • Electrical System Components
  • Braking System
  • Steering and Suspension System
  • Seat Belts and Seat Structure
  • Exterior and Interior Lights
  • Fuses

Schedule Service for Your Semi Truck Maintenance Checklist 

Contact us at Rechtien International Trucks when you’re ready to start making sure your semi truck maintenance log stays up to date, bring your truck in!

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