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How to Prevent Vehicle Breakdowns and Expensive Repairs with Fleet Tracking
Posted on 07/08/2013 by Adrienne Sallerson | 0 Comments
Do you have an in-house mechanic? If not, it can be difficult to keep track of vehicle maintenance. Without routine maintenance, a $200 problem can easily turn into $1000 problem. Along with high costs, you have to think about productivity levels. What would it mean for your business if you had to leave one or more of your vehicles in the shop for an extra two weeks? A minor problem is much easier to fix than trying to undo severe damage.
And that’s only the beginning. Vehicle issues left untreated can lead to serious accidents. Did you know that a crash occurs every 5 seconds, according to the U.S. Department of Labor? The roadways are dangerous enough as is. Why let maintenance issues put the safety of your drivers and others at risk? It’s imperative to keep your vehicles well taken care of if you want to keep repair costs low, productivity levels high and your drivers safe. So, how can you make maintenance scheduling easier and less time-consuming?
With a GPS fleet tracking solution and its automated maintenance scheduling functionality, you can:
- Easily create and schedule vehicle maintenance with just a few clicks of a button
- Receive alerts to your computer or mobile device when it’s time for upkeep or repairs
- Conveniently set service reminders by days, miles and/or engine hours
- View details of services performed on any or all vehicles – all on one screen
“We set up our maintenance log in the NexTraq solution to track everything from oil changes to transmission flushes. Any business owner I know would love this feature because it prolongs the life of the trucks.”
-David White Sr., Operations Analyst for Assurance Power Systems