How Improving Fleet Maintenance Boosts Short-Term and Long-Term Success

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on July 21, 2016

If your fleet is in the over-the-road trucking business, there’s a good chance you’re feeling a lot of pressure right now. Your margins are already thin and new economic factors and governmental regulations are threatening profitability.

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Is Your Fleet Maintenance Management Headed for a Crash?

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on July 14, 2016

Your fleet’s been managing maintenance the same way for years, even decades.

You know your trucks. You know your technicians. You know your local dealers. You know the parts you’re going to need. Your system works just fine. Until it doesn’t.

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Improving Communication Between Fleets and Service Providers

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on July 7, 2016

As Ben Franklin said, “honesty is the best policy.” Far too often, however, fleets and their service providers aren’t always able to be 100% honest with each other.

This unfortunate truth was evident in background conversations at the Decisiv Maintenance Summit in December. 

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VMRS Codes: Organizing Your Parts and Service Operations

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on July 5, 2016

Whether you’re managing maintenance for an entire fleet or overseeing service and repair operations for a leasing or contract maintenance provider, you need a highly organized system to keep your costs and downtime from spinning out of control.

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4 Ways the C-Suite Benefits from Better Fleet Maintenance

Posted in Fleet TCO on July 1, 2016

Understandably, reducing  maintenance costs is a top priority for fleet executives. Many executives continue to think of fleet preventive maintenance as just a cost of doing business, but maintenance costs aren’t fixed. Every dollar you spend on maintenance for external parts and labor can add another $3 to $5 of cost to your bottom line.

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Help Improve Fleet Safety With Investments in Fleet Maintenance and Drivers

Posted in Fleet Safety & Regulatory Compliance on June 29, 2016

Safety is one of the C-suite’s top priorities. This isn’t just altruism; fleet executives are making practical bottom-line calculations. While prioritizing fleet safety calls for significant investments – in advanced technologies,  training and maintenance – those investments can pay off in both direct savings and avoided expenses.

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Real-Time Information Sharing Powers Your Fleet Maintenance Success

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on June 27, 2016

All across the business world, people are talking about the great potential that big data holds for improving business practices and operations. The trucking and transportation industry is no exception.

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Is Your CSA Maintenance BASIC Relevant Again?

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on June 17, 2016

Since President Obama signed the FAST Act in December 2015, your fleet’s CSA Maintenance BASIC score has been only visible to you and enforcement agencies.

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Are Truck Breakdowns Killing Your Fleet’s Bottom Line?

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on June 15, 2016

The phone rings in your office. You pick it up. One of your fleet’s drivers is on the other end. His truck has broken down and he’s going to miss his delivery. He needs a tow, a repair plan and a hotel room. He is frustrated and angry.

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3 Ways to Improve Asset Utilization as Truck Replacement Costs Rise

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on June 13, 2016

The aging of the trucks on American roads is undeniable, leaving fleet managers in search of ways to improve asset utilization. Recent news that truck sales are on the decline point to a trend where fleets are keeping vehicles for longer periods than originally planned.

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