All good maintenance departments should have maintenance plans in place that describe current practices, and should also describe any practices that are outside of the general fleet maintenance guidelines. This does not apply to new equipment that must meet or exceed the OEM Guidelines for warranty reasons. The guidelines that are found in OEM service manuals, and/or the ones provided by FDOT (attached), are considered the minimum practices. A good maintenance department will use this as a base line, and then analyze trends, failure rates, life cycles, and fluid analysis to determine what adjustments should be made to obtain maximum life cycles while controlling cost. It is a mistake to believe that one preventive maintenance schedule fits all maintenance fleets. What's right for one facility may be too much for another and not enough for a third. There is no one magic number for every fleet facility.

If you would like assistance with developing a Maintenance Plan or revising an existing Plan; or use intervals different than the guidelines, please contact Julie Eck, Maintenance Lead, Florida Compliance Oversight and Technical Assistance (COTA) via Email and discuss your needs. You may also want to check out the Preventive Maintenance website at: PRMPT.

The link below takes you to the comprehensive
FDOT Preventive Maintenance Guidelines document.

FDOT Preventive Maintenance Guidelines (Under Revision)

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