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Fleet Maintenance and its Crucial Role

By Logistics Tech Outlook | Monday, April 20, 2020

According to a study, it was found that about 27 percent of accidents involving one truck and passenger vehicle were rooted in brake problems, which is more than those caused by speeding and driver fatigue combined.

FREMONT, CA: Managing a fleet is not an easy task. Several things go into fleet management, and one will need to keep track of each of them to make the fleet’s operations as successful and advantageous as possible.

Fleet maintenance management is the practice of maintaining a fleet of commercial vehicles proactively, rather than merely repairing them when they fail. Here are a few benefits that fleet businesses will enjoy when implemented with reasonable fleet maintenance procedures.

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There is nothing vital than fleet safety as safe fleet impacts each aspect of the business—from the workforce to legal to consumer confidence to the bottom line. If one is not correctly maintaining tires, brakes, coupling devices, and other mechanical systems and components can cause trouble.

According to a study, it was found that about 27 percent of accidents involving one truck and passenger vehicle were rooted in brake problems, which is more than those caused by speeding and driver fatigue combined. For all commercial fleets, safety needs to be a top main concern. As problems such as tire blowouts and brake failure can be seamlessly addressed with proper fleet maintenance, one is overdrawn to the business, drivers, and others to make sure that the vehicles are in working condition each time they hit the road.

Fleet Reliability

One can think of the loss incurred if a vehicle is out of commission due to repair work. The loss is suffered in productivity, staff-hours spent as the drivers wait until the vehicle is towed, and the expenses associated with any goods or equipment damaged. Proper maintenance leads to some mechanical problems. If one wants to keep the vehicles running reliably, then they have to be proactive about repairs at all times.

Fewer Compliance Issues

There are a lot of state, federal, and local laws that a fleet has to consider. The business has to stay on top of regulations reporting, inspections, registrations, safety scores, and others. Providentially, good fleet maintenance can lead to a few compliance issues.

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