You might use your scrap truck for work or pleasure as well as your scrapping enterprise, or you might have a truck just for scrapping. Either way, you rely on your scrap truck when it’s time to get the job done—whether you’re out collecting scrap or hauling it to the yard.

Taking the time to take care of your scrap truck properly can keep it dependable for years to come. That means less transportation expense for you and an easier time scrapping for the foreseeable future. In addition to general good advice for taking care of any vehicle, there are a few other things you should consider for trucks used for scrap in particular.

Things to Check and Do

There are a few things you should check on every time you use your scrapping truck:

  • Be sure you have enough fuel for your trip, and keep extra on hand if necessary.
  • Check all of your lights. When you’re carrying a heavy load, it’s important that you can see the road and other drivers can see you!
  • Make sure your tailgate and any tie downs are completely secure before driving with a load of scrap. Losing scrap is losing money at best, and at worst can lead to very serious accidents.

In addition, you should be sure to keep up with all your regular vehicular maintenance, such as regular oil changes. However, that’s not where it ends with a scrap truck.