RHA members to get Gulf sponsored maintenance plan
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MEMBERS of the Road Haulage Association will shortly be given the basis of a complete vehicle maintenance scheme, comprising a detailed handbook, workorder repair forms for heavy, medium and light vehicles, drivers' check-lists, and maintenance record folders for each individual vehicle. This material is all derived from the "Trouble-free maintenance guide" launched in the UK earlier this year by Gulf Oil (Great Britain) Ltd.; a special maintenance section sub-committee of the RHA's highways and vehicles committee under the chairmanship of Mr. J. Castle has modified the guide and the system of documentation to suit hauliers' particular needs.
In its modified form, the material is being prepared at Gulf's expense, and it is understood that something like 00,000 is being spent by the company in providing this service for RHA members.
The main booklet has sections dealing with engines, fuel systems, lubrication, electrical equipment, chassis and running gear, including tyres, and as well as explaining the main systems it has guides to fault diagnosis.
The driver's check-list covers the items that need to be examined before he moves off, and it is accompanied by a list of items which he can mark as requiring attention after a trip. On the reverse is a "corrective action" sheet to be completed by mechanics when faults have been rectified.