Budgeting for a fleet maintenance operation has never been more challenging, as supply and labor shortages combine with inflation to push up component and service prices.
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Let’s start here: Safety is paramount, right? If you’re a fleet manager working in the heavy-haul world, you’re certainly familiar with the safety operation requirements of your trailers. But how do you effectively stay on top of it?
Thorough vehicle inspection and maintenance will reduce the chances of unexpected downtime this summer. Here are the parts and systems to pay particular attention to before hitting the road.
In an ideal world, collecting the details of every element that takes place in the fleet, and then analyzing that data could provide insight into areas not previously considered. Even then, the need exists to define and determine what it means to record everything.
City delivery is the ideal application for fleets to begin making the migration to battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). Shorter routes and slower speeds are among the many reasons why.
More than mere buzzwords in a jargon-filled market, SRT and VRMS knowledge will help you increase productivity. Knowing these acronyms will provide more visibility into truck repairs and their costs.
Data is becoming increasingly abundant—and sharing it with fleets can help them optimize asset utilization, improve routing, and make smarter spec’ing decisions.
Technician shortages and supply chain delays for parts increase equipment wear. Fleet managers must prepare to keep drivers working smoothly.
Amid today’s technician shortage, ensuring employees are properly trained and equipped in an organized shop encourages retention.
Drive to ensure and improve uptime of assets is leading to growth in both company-operated and outsourced mobile service operations. Taking the shop to the tractor or trailer has inherent advantages.
Fleet needs, provider capabilities, and data all drive the most effective service choices. Here’s how some fleets are handling these decisions.
To offset higher equipment prices, commercial truck fleets are employing new approaches to choosing and sourcing the right replacement parts.
Fleets that act today will be better positioned to adjust and mitigate equipment price spikes.
Mack Trucks announced that TEC Equipment in Oakland, Calif., is now a Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer and will now be able to service and support the Mack LR Electric refuse truck.
Decisiv has announced a series of new fleet-focused asset service management solutions integrated into the Decisiv SRM platform they already have in operation.