How to Set Up a Bus Fleet Maintenance Plan

How to Set Up a Bus Fleet Maintenance Plan

When setting up a bus fleet maintenance plan, here are some guidelines for what you need to be aware of. A spreadsheet with columns headed by months of the year will be helpful. Proper bus maintenance is very important, as it will prolong the service life of your buses and save you money in the long run. It is not possible to have a fleet of buses in good running order without a proper long-term maintenance plan.

Age of Bus

Some types of bus maintenance are age dependent. So, identify the ages, makes, and models of each bus. Consider what needs to be done based on age of the bus.

Seasons

Some types of bus maintenance are season dependent. For example, tires may need to be checked or changed before winter.

Jurisdiction

Your jurisdiction may dictate certain types of maintenance. Be aware of what rules govern your jurisdiction.

Timing

There may be some cost savings if several buses are worked on at the same time. Look into whether you can group certain maintenance tasks.

A Reputable Dealer

Make sure you have a reliable and experienced dealer to help you with maintenance. You will be able to rely on them for advice and making sure that maintenance is being done correctly.

Different types of buses will require different types of maintenance, so, it would be impossible for us to tell you in this blog exactly what is needed. However, relying on a reputable bus maintenance company will be key, and that company can help you set up your maintenance plan.

Dynamic Specialty Vehicles has been supplying and servicing mid-sized buses for over 30 years. With long-term contracts with demanding clients like BC Ambulance and BC Transit, Dynamic Specialty Vehicles knows how to keep their clients safe and their buses running smoothly.

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