What is it?
A shop capable of Heavy-Duty Truck Repair is any shop that has train staff and specialized equipment meant to work on any vehicle exceeding 26,001 pounds. As classified by the US Department of Transportation, any vehicle over this number is considered heavy-duty, including buses, cranes, cement mixers, garbage trucks, or even tractors. Within the heavy duty classification for vehicles, however, there are three sub categories of weight;
- Class 7 — 26,001 to 33,000 pounds
- Class 8 — 33,001 or heavier
- Class 9 — Vehicles exceeding 60,000 pounds (super-heavy/special-duty truck)
What does it do?
While vehicles are all fundamentally similar in their mechanical nature, you would be surprised how complicated things can get when you are dealing with large vehicles. Heavy-Duty and Super-Heavy-Duty truck repair is both a set of skills and equipment that allows a shop to perform the same regular maintenance for you vehicle, but at a much larger scale!
Typical Wear and Tear
Since heavy-duty vehicles are primarily used for long-haul transportation, services for heavy-duty trucks are typically triggered by the mileage component of the manufacturers recommended interval.