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What is the Cost of One Vehicle out of Commission?
Posted on 05/29/2013 by Ashley Jones | 0 Comments
When we recently interviewed a number of our customers about the number one benefit a GPS fleet tracking solution provides, the answer was unanimous: productivity. While there are a variety of ways a telematics solution can increase productivity, I think one of the most overlooked areas is preventive maintenance (PM).
What would it cost in terms of productivity, and revenue for that matter, if one or more of your vehicles were grounded? The primary goal of maintenance is to avoid or mitigate the consequences of failure of vehicles or expensive assets. While many might not equate maintenance with productivity, there is a direct correlation.
A fleet of healthy vehicles gets more jobs done and prevents a last minute scramble to assign jobs out to other drivers often incurring additional labor costs through overtime hours. By automating the maintenance process, you can simplify vehicle maintenance through reporting and alerts.
Instead of depending on your drivers to report odometer readings and letting you know the change oil light is on (not their job), a GPS fleet management solution can help you enter this information so that you can keep track of all vehicles’ regular maintenance schedules. Whether you have 10 vehicles or 100, keeping track of this process is virtually impossible to do manually.
You can easily schedule routine maintenance procedures based on an odometer reading or engine hours. Once the information is in the system, you get immediate alerts that a vehicle needs service. By taking a proactive approach, you are ensuring happy drivers, happier customers and a healthier fleet.