Recommended Practice

Truck Systems Periodic Inspection and Maintenance


This Recommended Practice provides the framework for developing minimum inspection, maintenance, testing and alignment procedures to maintain rail transit trucks in a safe and reliable operating condition.

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Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA RT-VIM-RP-019-03 Rev. 1 12/01/2012 Published Current


bearings, cracks, gearboxes, leveling, lubricants, trucks, wear, wheels


This document is intended to provide a template for developing system-specific transit vehicle truck inspection and maintenance procedures that incorporate best practices. These practices address design details found in a wide sampling of transit vehicle truck designs. Rail transit systems should select recommendations that are applicable to the configuration of their specific equipment.

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