Heavy Equipment Repair Services Miami

Heavy Trucks

To classify vehicles, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) categorizes them based on gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR).

This is a safety standard that helps prevent overloading.  It’s designed to limit the max weight of a vehicle including fuel, passengers and freight.

Exceeding a truck’s GVWR can cause safety issues such as brake failure, tire strain, and  ineffective suspension components.

 Medium trucks weigh between 14,001 and 26,000 pounds and are typically used for transporting goods or people from city to city.

Any vehicle exceeding 26,001 pounds is considered heavy-duty, or “heavy trucks”.

Examples include:

These types of vehicles are primarily used for long-haul transportation and are divided into three categories:

Heavy Truck Maintenance

Because mini heavy trucks are used to haul very big loads, the stress on the vehicle is significantly more than other classes of trucks.

This means regular preventative maintenance is even more important.  If regular maintenance isn’t performed, serious issues can occur at a significant cost.

Preventative maintenance helps you avoid:

There’s a lot of moving parts and heavy trucks.  As such, there’s a lot of things that need to be looked at for proper preventative maintenance.

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    Regular heavy truck maintenance should look at:

    How often regular maintenance should occur is typically based on the mileage of the truck.

    Check the owners manual for a complete breakdown of scheduled maintenance intervals.

    Heavy Truck Repairs

    With the loads that trucks carry, even with regular maintenance problems can still occur.  Some of the most common issues include:

    Wheel Bearing Problems

    Wheel bearings keep the wheel moving with as little friction as possible. Some common signs of wheel bearing issues include:

    Any of these signs are indicators of problems and warrant immediate servicing of the wheel bearings.

    Brake Failures And Fluid Leaks

    Fluid leaks in brake systems are very common in heavy trucks. If brake systems aren’t properly maintained, issues can quickly lead to brake failure.

    Regular maintenance should be performed on the brakes to ensure there in working conditions to keep drivers safe.

    U-Joint Failure

    U-joints transfer power from the transmission to the differential.


    U-joints require regular lubrication to work as they should and prevent excessive wear and tear.  Signs of potential problems include:

    These signs preclude serious U-joint issues and warrant immediate servicing and inspection

    Engine Overheating

    Due to the significant weight that heavy trucks handle, engine overheating is a common problem.

    Engine overheating can be caused by many things including a fuel leak, blown gasket, or coolant leak.

    Engine overheating is a sign of serious engine issues that can lead to a need for engine replacement if not addressed quickly

    Heavy trucks require regular maintenance to operate as they should. When regular maintenance isn’t performed, more expensive repairs may be needed.

    Heavy Equipment Repairs Miami is here to help with all of your heavy truck needs

    We can perform regular maintenance and repairs in our shop, or on site with our mobile rapid response team.

    Click here to contact us today to get your truck set up on a regular maintenance schedule, or to handle any repairs you may need.

    Starter Failure

    Starter failures are another common problem with heavy trucks. These issues occur more often in inclement weather conditions such as cold weather

    Starter failures are another common problem with heavy trucks. These issues occur more often in inclement weather conditions such as cold weather


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