“Beauty is only skin deep,” they say, and if that’s to be believed, then today’s fleet vehicles have extremely tough skin. Faced with an ever-more aggressive environment, continually degrading road conditions and trucks that last in excess of a million miles, fleet managers need to pay attention to their vehicles’ paint condition. According to three leading paint experts, paying attention to your fleet’s finish can actually pay you back in several different ways.
Joseph Krebs, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes product manager, says, “Usually, the finish on a given fleet vehicle or piece of equipment is addressed on an as-needed basis. However, because the finish plays an integral part of protecting the different vehicle substrates, it would be prudent for fleet managers to inspect the finish as part of their regular maintenance routine.”