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Maintenance Tips You May Not Be Thinking About

March 2017
we all know, proper maintenance is essential when keeping your fleet on the road. An improperly maintained fleet can cause a whole lot of issues for your business. First and foremost, make sure to be in the know of Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports. These reports continue to change, so make sure you stay up to date.

Implement a fleet preventative maintenance program. Incorporating a regular preventative maintenance program is essential for fleet managers today. The best way to ensure your fleet is healthy; create a maintenance checklist so you can catch any small problems before they become a major disaster for your business.

Utilize technology. Fleet management software programs. This will ensure that no important maintenance milestones slip through the cracks. Through simple software systems, you can create custom maintenance schedules, monitor mileage, store records of maintenance and monitor costs. The days of shuffling paper work orders are a thing of the past. Implement these technologies and reduce workload and increase awareness of your fleet.

Frequently wash and detail. If your vehicles are clean, they will stay in tip top shape through the years – this is simple, but incredibly effective.

Lastly, but certainly not least, implement better driving habits. Simple acts, such as recognition and rewards systems should be put in place to help encourage more positive and safe driving habits for your drivers.

Avoid costly emergency repairs and avoid any down-time for your vehicles by planning ahead and getting everything you need – ask us about how we can help you create a proper maintenance program for your fleet; call us at 516-746-0836 or 631-423-6937.

Did we miss anything? Please let us know in the comments below! Share some of your tips for proper maintenance!