If you are on the road traveling with a commercial vehicle and you've noticed there is a mechanical problem when you're ready to turn in for the night, you probably don't want to risk driving the truck to a commercial truck repair shop. Driving the truck could do more damage than good, and instead you should try to locate a mobile repair mechanic.
If you can't find a nearby shop or you are being told by some shops they don't know how long the work will take, talk with your trucking manger to see if you can contact a mobile mechanic. Here are some of the advantages you'll enjoy.
Get the Job Done Fast
There could a long line of trucks ahead of you that need to be repaired at a shop, and when a mobile mechanic comes to meet with you then you know that your vehicle is going to be their number one concern. This means you can get the vehicle fixed and get back on the road as quickly as possible, and your route gets delayed the least amount possible.
Avoid Commute Problems
If you have to drive your rig to the nearest commercial truck repair shop and it breaks down on the way, you then have to pay for a towing fee and you'll be delayed even more. When the mechanic comes to you, breaking down trying to get fixed won't be a potential problem, and you won't have to worry about damaging a part or the truck more by driving it while there is something broken.
Get Individual Service
The traveling mechanic is going to work to get you the part you need that day, and they are going to work to you back on the road right away. At a large repair shop your truck is just one of many, so they may make you wait until their next shipment of parts comes in to get the parts you need, and they may not make your vehicle a priority.
If you are on the road and in the middle of a delivery and your truck breaks down, see if you can have a mobile truck repair company do the work for you. If you can pull over near a local motel where you can get a room while the vehicle is being worked on and you don't have to drive the truck any further or wait, you'll be returning to your route in no time.Share