As we enter the new year, many people decide to make new year’s resolutions. For fleet managers, why not resolve to commit to a comprehensive fleet maintenance plan this year? Proper fleet maintenance can prevent breakdowns, extend the life of your fleet, streamline the process, and save money.
Here are reasons why you should make fleet maintenance a new year’s resolution:
Fleet managers are responsible for keeping vehicles in safe and DOT-compliant order. You should have comprehensive checklists that cover everything required for DOT compliance and general vehicle safety.
In addition, include inspections and safety procedures in your driver training. Safety training can include information on DOT-compliant driving hours and driving in adverse road conditions. Your drivers should also be conducting pre-and post-trip inspections on trucks, trailers, and other equipment.
Fleet managers can save money by investing in frequent preventative maintenance! Motorplex can get your fleet on a maintenance schedule that ensures your vehicles operate smoothly, efficiently, and safely. In addition, fleet maintenance will catch minor issues before they become expensive repairs. It also prevents breakdowns and costly downtime for your vehicles.
Regular inspections, including driver inspections before and after every trip, are essential to cost-effective fleet maintenance. As a result, your drivers might catch a little problem before it leads to an expensive issue.
An effective fleet maintenance schedule will boost productivity. In addition to servicing vehicles, fleet managers can provide employees with tools that maximize their productivity. For example, investing in technology like satellite navigation can ensure your drivers get from point A to point B most efficiently. You can also streamline your fleet inspection process and ensure your drivers are getting their schedules in advance to plan their trips properly.
Reduce Environmental Impact
Regular fleet maintenance will also ensure your vehicles are running efficiently. Efficient fuel economy means fewer carbon emissions as well as cost savings. You can also include green initiatives in your driver training to reduce your company’s impact on the planet. For example, smart driving practices and reducing idling time can significantly lower environmental impact.
If you need help with your fleet maintenance, reach out to Motorplex. We have shops in Auburn and Spokane, Washington.
Motorplex has shops in Spokane and Auburn, WA and we offer onsite mobile repairs. Whether you need a maintenance check or oil pump repairs, book your service appointment.
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