Tag: FleetNet America

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Inventory management ideas for lowering costs

With repair and maintenance being a substantial portion of a fleet’s overall costs, it is important to take certain steps to reduce those costs in your shops wherever possible. In “An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking: 2018 Update” ATRI (American Transportation Research Institute) reported that repair and maintenance averaged $0.167 cost per mile for 2017. This represents 9.8% of the total operational costs ATRI received survey data for that year. It is also the number five operational cost for that same year.

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Using VMRS codes to improve truck service efficiency, productivity

Shop management technology can be a time saver for managers and technicians. In most operations these days, computer terminals, laptops and tablets are as common as the familiar tools used to work on vehicles. It is, however, the applications on those devices that provide true time and cost savings.

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Why are service costs going up when more data means better decisions?

The five most frequent repairs in Q1 2018 included tires, lighting, brakes, exhaust systems and wheels/rims/hubs and bearing systems.