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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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4 Benefits of Cloud-Based Fleet Maintenance Management

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on June 10, 2016

It’s one thing to move your fleet management from a phone- and paper-based system to a computer-based system, but some fleet managers are nervous about taking the next step and moving to a cloud-based fleet maintenance system.

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Fleet Maintenance Analytics: Is Your Approach Flawed?

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on June 8, 2016

Fleet managers have more data at their disposal than ever before. However, you may be looking at the wrong data and missing opportunities to improve your operations and bottom line. What data can you ignore, and what data should you pay attention to, when using fleet maintenance analytics to improve the cost effectiveness of your fleet operations?

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3 Tips for Enforcing Consistent Fleet Preventive Maintenance Processes

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on June 6, 2016

Once your fleet reaches a certain size, practicality demands that your assets be deployed across multiple locations. Although it’s possible to centralize fleet maintenance management – especially if it’s coordinated through a Service Relationship Management (SRM) platform – your trucks, as well as the shops that service them, may be widely dispersed.

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Is Reactive Fleet Maintenance Killing Your Fleet’s Bottom Line?

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on May 27, 2016

In the old days of fleet maintenance management, service events required a hurricane of phone calls and an avalanche of paperwork.

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3 Tips for Improving Fleet Preventive Maintenance with SRM

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on May 20, 2016

Fleet preventive maintenance (PM) isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition: Each type or group of assets requires its own service schedule, because each has different specs, depending on its make, model and year, and intended application.

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Use SRM to Get Ready for CVSA’s Annual International Roadcheck

Posted in Fleet Maintenance on May 18, 2016

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has scheduled its annual inspection blitz for June 7-9.  Are your trucks ready?

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