Autumn presents a number of unique safety hazards.
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.
Topics: Fleet management
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.
So often, fleet managers when asked about how much equipment is in their fleet, they count only the power and heavy equipment, almost like their trailers are an afterthought. Often times their trailer equipment maintenance plan reflects this view, fixing only when something is broken or when it is required to do so by law.
Topics: Fleet management
Fleet Harmony’s Cloud Fleet Management Software enables you to manage your private and affiliated fleets with ease. However, for a variety of reasons, companies with their own shops sometimes perform maintenance and repairs on equipment that is not owned or affiliated with the company. In some cases, these customer sales represent significant revenue for their repair shop.
An equipment maintenance plan is a well thought-out and documented approach to maintenance planning and scheduling.
The shipment tracking information requirements for small trucking companies can vary between companies. No two companies are the same, even those that appear to service the same market with the same number of pieces of equipment in their fleet have variances in the information that is collected and managed. Relevant information for one trucking company is not always the same for another.
Companies using a home-made IFTA calculator built into an IFTA spreadsheet have columns and rows to record:
Fleet managers often do not include the air conditioning and emissions system as part of their fleet maintenance checklist, and therefore they also don’t get included as part of their fleet and equipment maintenance planning and scheduling strategy. However, inexpensive and regular scheduled inspections and maintenance of both can prevent breakdowns, ensure peak efficiency, and save money down the road on more expensive repairs.
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