Outside of our industry (and sometimes, within it), people will mistakenly refer to a lube truck as an "oil truck". While the distinction may seem negligible, it's important to recognize the differences in these two pieces of equipment, espeically when discussing business needs.
An oil truck is normally used to deliver bulk oil for stationary tanks and use. Some uses are, but are not limited to:
Since the oil is being sold directly by volume, oil weights and measurement factors will always be part of the setup. Metering devices with associated gauges help track the amount of oil delivered. (A good example of a metering device is a gas pump at a local filling station.) Metering devices and gauges also need to be routinely calibrated to ensure accuracy and efficiency. Finally, most oil trucks are usually owned by the oil distributor.
With a completely different mission, a lube truck is typically used to change oil and fluids in heavy equipment, fleet applications and off road vehicles (i.e. mowing tractors that cut grass on the highway). In addition, lube trucks can also be used to fuel and grease the same equipment. Most of the time these trucks are owned by the customer who is servicing his equipment. Unlike an oil truck, there is no type of commerce activity occurring on a lube truck, such as the selling of fluids Lube trucks also come in a variety of sizes, configurations, and have tool storage options.
Need a larger fuel tank to accomodate longer days on the job site? Looking for a specific product layout that other companies just don't seem to offer?
Many business owners and lube truck operators are looking towards opportunities in 2021 – including additional income and/or servicing their own equipment. But knowing where to start can prove tricky. How do you know which products you need, or how many, or how much volume to keep in the tanks? Let TPL help you figure it all out!
Diaphragm pumps are used across a variety of product applications, but all pumps are destined to experience operation issues. While these issues range in severity and type based on the product compounds, pump material, location, etc., there are a few common issues that could explain why your pump is no longer working properly.
The fundamental difference between TPL and other lube truck manufacturers is the intention of building a custom lube truck that meets our customer’s needs. Learn more by reading this month's blog post.