Electric trucks are coming and reduced maintenance is potentially coming along with them, but that doesn’t mean that truck service is going to change overnight. There will be differences, but electric trucks offer an opportunity, not a threat, to truck service operations.
While there are plenty of conversations to be had about service needs and even charging infrastructure, for truck service locations the first conversation should be about safety. Shops branching into electric truck repair should have at least one designated bay for electric vehicle repair. This bay doesn’t need to be exclusively used for electric truck work—just make it so that when an electric truck comes in for repair, that bay is always where it goes. Shops will also want to gear up technicians with personal protective equipment for shock and arc flash protection.
For more on how electric trucks could change the truck service shop’s environment and operations, watch the video above, which includes thoughts from Talon Thomas, product management, technical engineer at Noregon.
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As the video referenced, tire service will continue to be just as important as it is today with the coming of electric trucks. Catch up on our tire service episode by clicking the link below.