As an over-the-road trucker, getting where you need to go on time is always at the top of your list of priorities. After all, in trucking, time is money, and spending even a few short hours stuck on the side of the road with repair problems can really cut into your driving time. The easiest way to get back on the road in a hurry is to find a mobile truck repair company who can help.
Many drivers have been forced in the past to rely on the services that are dispatched by their parent company, which is not always the most timely option. Therefore, finding a mobile trucking repair service on your own can leave you with a lot of questions. Here are a few of the most common questions and the answers you need to know before heading out on your next trip.
Do you have to be a registered member to receive services from a mobile truck repair company?
There are some mobile truck mechanics that provide service to registered members only. The benefit to actually paying to be a member of these types of companies is you can usually get a designated crew of mechanics that know your routes and will be more familiar with your rig. However, not all companies require membership with their services. Those that do are usually advertised as truckers assistance associations.
How will billing be handled once services have been rendered?
Once your truck is back up and running, you will not be expected to hand over cash for payment right away. In most cases, billing will be handled through the invoicing department and the trucking company you work for. The on-site mechanic will give you a copy of the invoice to add to your log book.
What types of services can a mobile truck repair service have to offer?
Mobile semi-truck repair specialists can tackle everything from bad tires to engine trouble. Parts can be delivered right to the scene of the breakdown if necessary. Therefore, make sure when you call in for help you give a descriptive account of what went wrong and what you need.
When you want to make sure you get the load you are hauling to its destination in time, it's imperative that you always know who to call when something goes wrong. When you have a mobile repair company within reach, in addition to company dispatched services, you will have a much easier time staying on schedule.Share
9 February 2015