How standard repair times benefit fleets and service providers.
Industry Trends & Drivers
The trucking industry is seeing a parts shortage. Although it started with the truck makers having trouble sourcing computer chips and other parts and components for their assembly lines, it is now rolling into the aftermarket, and fleets are experiencing wait times for replacement parts needed to complete maintenance service or repairs.
Everything from rates, miles driven, stops per route, dwell time per stop, pickup and delivery times, average speed, temperature, fuel and maintenance costs, and empty miles can be tracked.
Fleet car and truck maintenance costs have been trending upward during the first half of the 2021-calendar year as total fleet miles driven have increased in response to a recovering economy compared to 2020-CY.
With the total cost of electric-vehicle ownership for some commercial applications already beating out internal-combustion engines, ACT Research predicts that electrification of the Class 4-8 commercial vehicle market in the U.S. and Canada will top 40% by 2040 – with a third of the market migrating to battery-electric solutions in the next 10 years.
Having an effective maintenance program means having a systematic and preventive approach to maintenance. And it saves you money in the long run.
Considerations for spec’ing, servicing, and maintaining today’s more complicated vehicles.
Data comes from just about every aspect of truck fleet management, from vehicle acquisition and resale to usage, maintenance, driver management, fuel, and so much more.
It’s spring, and talk of electric vehicle infrastructure is sprouting all over. Congress, for example, is considering plans to deploy national infrastructure for electric vehicle charging (included in President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan) as it tries to decide what qualifies as infrastructure and how much money to make available.
Part of a fleet manager’s job is to ensure the trucks they are providing drivers with are safe, sturdy, and ready to work. That means doing everything in their power to keep vehicles in the best condition possible so they don’t experience inconvenient breakdowns that delay employees from getting to the next customer. Here are some precautions to take into consideration when trying to maximize uptime.
As part of a commitment to accelerate the use of hydrogen-based fuel cells for long-haul trucks, Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group have outlined their roadmap for a new fuel-cell joint venture called cellcentric.
Key players in commercial trucking have been working to break down the almost overwhelming amount of data coming off today’s vehicles. Their overall goal is to increase equipment uptime through predictive maintenance practices.