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Does Your Fleet Maintenance Checklist Include Drivetrain Maintenance?

Posted by Rob MacKay on Jan 11, 2018 8:33:05 AM

A vehicle’s drivetrain consists of the components that deliver power to the wheels, excluding the engine that generates the power.  These components function to convert engine power to mechanical power in order to rotate the axle.



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Winter Fleet Maintenance And Your Equipment Maintenance Plan

Posted by Rob MacKay on Aug 12, 2017 5:57:45 PM

 

Like it or lump it, it’s time to begin winter maintenance planning and scheduling.  Although I must admit, even thinking about winter right now takes some motivation.

Given the harsh environment of winter operations, a winter equipment maintenance plan  is a key component of your equipment maintenance log and can have a significant impact on the longevity of your equipment.  Maintenance planning and scheduling does not have to be complicated but it does need to be comprehensive and consistent.



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Is Fleet Maintenance Software Right For Your Municipality?

Posted by Rob MacKay on Jul 17, 2017 8:20:38 AM

By law, municipal vehicles must operate under the same laws and guidelines that govern our roads as commercial vehicles. They must retain maintenance and repair records for all work performed on each piece of equipment.  Often times, Insurance companies also have this same requirement for proof of due diligence purposes.



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Equipment Maintenance Planning And Your Equipment Maintenance Log

Posted by Rob MacKay on May 18, 2017 9:13:49 AM

An equipment maintenance plan is a well thought-out and documented approach to maintenance planning and scheduling.



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Tire Management Tips to Extend the Life of Your Tires

Posted by Rob MacKay on Oct 17, 2016 12:53:28 PM

 



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How Do You Know When You Are Ready for Fleet Maintenance Software?

Posted by Rob MacKay on Aug 25, 2016 9:00:00 PM

As required by law in all U.S. states and Canadian provinces, commercial vehicles must retain maintenance records for every repair, for every unit, for a period of 7 to 10 years, depending on the state or province.  For some companies, this can become an administrative challenge. 



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Good Fleet Management with Can Help Attract and Retain Good Drivers

Posted by Rob MacKay on Jul 20, 2016 7:47:09 AM

Years ago, I worked in the IT department for a large transport company and found myself in a rare meeting with the president of the company.  What the meeting was about, I cannot recall, nor does it matter.  But at one point, he said that his company was like a triangle, only upside down.  He was at the bottom and the drivers were at the top.  He then went on to add that the IT guy is somewhere near the bottom because it’s easier to find a good IT guy than it is a good driver.  :)



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Reducing Driver Stress by: FH Cloud Fleet Management Software

Posted by Rob MacKay on Jun 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Avoiding excessive stress on any piece of equipment will add longevity to the investment you have made in your fleet.  However, your fleet goes nowhere without a driver.  Therefore, it makes reasonable sense that reducing driver stress should also be factored into your fleet management plan.



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The plunging Canadian dollar's impact on fleet maintenance

Posted by Rob MacKay on Feb 11, 2016 8:15:26 AM

Due to the falling price of oil and natural resources, the value of the Canadian dollar continues to drop compared to its U.S. counterpart.  With so much of the Canadian economy dependent on oil and natural resources, the impact will be felt across all industry sectors.  



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Twas the night before Christmas at the fleet maintenance shop

Posted by Rob MacKay on Dec 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

 



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