Decisiv Summit Looks at Outsourced Fleet Maintenance Services

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on December 22, 2016

The 7th annual Decisiv Maintenance Summit and User Conference took place recently in Reston, Virginia. During the five-day summit, fleets, providers, lessors and managed maintenance providers tackled the most important issues in trucking and transportation. This year, the focus was on outsourced fleet maintenance services and the need for transparency in obtaining real-time status updates and KPIs.

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3 Benefits Manufacturers Gain from Better Communication with Fleets

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on December 15, 2016

The key to success in fleet maintenance is keeping communication flowing through the entire service and repair supply chain. When fleets, manufacturers and service providers all use cloud technology and a closed-loop Service Relationship Management (SRM) system, all parties have access to real-time information about asset and repair status. That greater transparency, as well as faster approvals, remove major sources of friction and conflict within the supply chain.

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3 Ways Telematics Helps Improve Your Fleet Asset Utilization Rates

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on November 23, 2016

Today’s vehicle fleets have vast amounts of data at their disposal.

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Is Lack of Asset Visibility Hurting Your Truck Leasing Profits?

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on November 17, 2016

When your revenue depends on a healthy truck leasing operation, you face three key challenges.

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Fleet Maintenance Data: Disrupting Truck Replacement Cycling

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on August 1, 2016

For every fleet, there comes a time when it makes more sense to retire an asset than it does to repair it.

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Maintenance Analytics: Becoming an Insight-Driven Fleet

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on July 28, 2016

Your phone is ringing. You’ve got trucks lingering at shops for longer than expected. You’re getting terse emails and phone calls from accounting as they struggle to match invoices with estimates and PO numbers, while operations grows increasingly frustrated by the lack of visibility into repair status and promise times impacting their ability to put  trucks into planning cycles.

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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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