Medium Duty Trucks

Medium-duty diesel vehicles are classified as Class 4-6, that have a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) between 14,001 and 26,000 pounds.

Medium-duty diesel trucks are versatile vehicles that can be used in a wide range of industries that require the ability to haul heavy loads or tow trailers and other equipment. Many of these vehicles are available in a range of body styles, including box trucks, flatbeds, and refrigerated trucks, and can be customized to suit different industry needs. At Placer Fleet Services, we are experienced in a variety of different medium-duty diesel truck maintenance and repair services. 

Benefits of Medium-Duty Diesel Trucks

While there are many different medium-duty diesel trucks available the best choice will depend on the specific needs of your business. Generally, all Class 4-6 diesel trucks offer the following benefits. 

/ 01 Greater Towing Capacity

In addition to their increased payload capacity, medium-duty trucks also offer greater towing capacity. This makes them a good choice for businesses that need to transport heavy equipment or trailers. For example, a Class 6 truck like a Ford F-650 or a Freightliner M2 could be used to haul a trailer with a backhoe or other heavy machinery.

/ 02 More Durable

Medium-duty trucks are also generally more durable than their light-duty counterparts. These vehicles are built to handle the rigors of heavier loads and more demanding work environments. As a result, they tend to have longer lifespans and require less maintenance over time.

/ 03 Wide Range of Options

There are many different brands and models of medium-duty trucks available, which means you have a wide range of options to choose from. Some popular choices include the International DuraStar, the GMC Sierra, and the Ram 5500. No matter what your specific needs are, you should be able to find a medium-duty truck that meets them.

Common Maintenance Requirements

Like any vehicle, medium-duty trucks will require regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly. Some common tasks include:

  • Oil changes: The oil in your truck's engine should be changed every 5,000-7,500 miles, depending on the specific make and model. This is important because oil helps to lubricate the engine and keep it running smoothly.
  • Tire rotation: Rotating your truck's tires every 5,000-7,500 miles can help to extend their lifespan and improve overall performance.
  • Brake inspection: It's important to have your truck's brakes checked regularly to ensure they are in good working order. This is especially important if you frequently haul heavy loads, as the brakes will be subjected to more wear and tear.
  • Coolant flush: The coolant in your truck's radiator should be flushed every two years or 30,000 miles. This will help to keep your engine running at its optimal temperature and prevent overheating.

By keeping up with these basic maintenance tasks, you can help to ensure that your medium-duty truck stays in good condition and continues to perform at its best.

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If you're in the Placer or Nevada County area and you need professional, reliable service for your medium-duty truck, look no further than Placer Fleet Services. Contact us today to learn more.

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