Hundreds and hundreds of different delivery trucks ply through Philippine roads every day of the week. Delivery trucks, a mode of land transport, are typically utilized to transfer materials from one place to another, usually in large quantity and with far destinations. Some of the more common types of delivery trucks are listed below.
Freightliners, which are more commonly known as Container Trucks, carry large loads of various cargos from ports to warehouses, and vice-versa. Mail Trucks, like those of DHL and LBC, often carry parcels and other “Balikbayan Boxes”. Refrigerator Trucks are the ones that are utilized when the items that are to be transferred are perishable. Tank Trucks, like those of Shell and Chevron, carries gasoline and other petroleum items, while Wide Loads are used for carrying construction materials, such as electrical posts, steel frames and many more.
Owners and drivers alike typically want a smooth and safe travel not only for their trucks, but also for other vehicles as well. One has to prioritize the welfare of each part of the vehicle, because any malfunction could lead to serious danger. To ensure a worry-free travel is to study this short but helpful checklist for delivery trucks.
1) Fuel: As the basic lifeline of any automobile, drivers need to consistently check the fuel gauge to determine its current level. For trucks that are about to embark on a long trip, drivers are advised to fill the tank from the get-go.
2) Fluids and oils: Fluids and oils – such as motor oils, brake fluids, clutch fluids and window washers – need to be accounted for before each trip. No one wants to run out of any of these things, especially the brake fluid.
3) Tires: Checking and stabilizing tire pressure has three benefits: the avoidance of a bumpy ride, the saving up of fuel, and the indication of any punctured tires. If a driver does happen to notice a punctured tire, he or she must act immediately by having it vulcanized or replaced.
4) Destination: Reaching the destination on time is the primary goal of each delivery. For that to happen, we have to verify the accuracy of the provided address, determine the routes to take, and ensure the safety of the chosen routes, for there exist certain roads that are quite notorious for carjackings. As a precaution, prepare a list of alternative roads to take just in case there are ongoing maintenance works.
5) Locks: We also want to ensure that the items are in perfect condition upon delivery. With this in mind, the driver might want to take a look at the locks, ensuring that the latches and doors of the truck are securely fastened and bolted properly. This is done to prevent any theft/pilferage from happening along the way. Always remember, better safe than sorry.