Heartland maintenance

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by RoadBeast848, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. RoadBeast848

    RoadBeast848 Bobtail Member

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    Does anybody know what heartland express maintenance schedule is? ie how often do they change their oil.
     
  2. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Like any other large fleet .
    Just enough to keep the warranty intact until they dump the truck shortly before the warranty is up .
     
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  3. RoadBeast848

    RoadBeast848 Bobtail Member

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    While I appreciate your sarcasm and there's probably some truth to your statement, I was looking more for some numbers. 20k interval on oil? 50k interval? Never run an overhead?
     
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  4. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    Bzinger is right..That’s pretty much how the fleets are run and heartland is no different
     
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  5. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Sorry OP i wasnt being sarcastic at all .
    My late father in law was the truck engine manager for cat in Omaha and werner was a customer of his and I quote " they're goal is to wring every cent out of that truck before they dump it just before the warranty is up ..while putting as little as possible into it " end quote.
    Wasnt trying to rain on your parade or dissuade you from anything but that's the reality of fleet trucks and they really have that dialed in.
    I myself bought a fleet truck (511k on the clock) in sept of 17 for wholesale price knowing it would get pricey down the road and it did !
    The rest of 17 and all of 18 were just the usual stuff you would do on any truck in that milage range along with some upgrades .
    In Jan of 19 at 684k I had it overhauled and my repair and maintenance expenses for last year were 41 grand .
    Just keep that in mind and plan for it .
     
  6. navajo

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    Millis does theirs at 35k. Heartland bought Millis so not sure if they’re the same or not
     
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  7. Demonrogue

    Demonrogue Light Load Member

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    Heartland express changes oil every 35k miles known as B service as I currently still drive for heartland express
     
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  8. RoadBeast848

    RoadBeast848 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you
     
  9. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    There is no sarcasm. Tractors are disposible.

    Ive generally have the engine oil changed at 15K but have run them up to 30K when things are super busy. In a team truck situation thats about 5 weeks give or take.
     
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