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?
Much like a house, the layout of your lube truck and reel cabinets can either hinder - or improve - your productivity. This blog post dives into the functional considerations of your lube truck reel cabinet, and how it can impact your business - including employee satisfaction.
As the world continues to bounce back economically from the last two years of pandemic, the construction industry is expected to grow exponentially - meaning companies are in crunch-time to equip their fleets with mobile lube solutions. TPL's custom lube trucks and skids are the perfect fit for this situation.
During our custom-building process, we often encounter a range of questions from our customers regarding their new lube truck or skid. These questions are vital to ensuring you get the correct lube equipment for your specific application, industry, and certification level.