How Data-Based Fleet Maintenance Management Improves Your Operations
When looking to reduce the costs of a working vehicle fleet, it’s all about preventative care. Fleet maintenance management which is focused on preventing breakdowns and other problems will ultimately pay off by significantly reducing ongoing costs, preventing work stoppages, and of course, helping protect your drivers and operators.
Today, it’s easier than ever with data-based systems. A combination of real-time sensors on the vehicle and computer software collating the data allows you to see vehicle performance stats at a truly granular level. This makes preventative maintenance far easier to accomplish, while further improving your cost savings!
Four Ways Data-Based Fleet Maintenance Management Prevents Needless Costs
1 – Smart alerts
If a particular vehicle is due for an oil change, how would you know? Are the brakes on a vehicle within their operational lifespan, or have they passed the expected EOL? These sorts of issues could require a lot of time and attention to keep on top of – except now because software can do it for you. Modern fleet management systems can store purchase dates, maintenance records, end-of-warranty information, and more – sending you alerts whenever a needed bit of maintenance is coming up.
2 – Tracking tire pressure and status
Modern vehicles are able to closely monitor the status and performance of their tires, and that translates into highly useful data for you! You’ll be able to see tire pressure and tire age for every vehicle, which can also be cross-referenced with other statistics such as acceleration and braking times. Combined, this means you’ll know exactly which tires are beginning to underperform, allowing you to repair or replace them before they become unreliable.
3 – Prevent regulatory woes
Numerous aspects of your vehicles must be officially inspected and\or certified. Keeping up with those can be another major headache. However, this is another area where fleet maintenance management software shines. It can keep track of the legal side of fleet management, and ensure you know whenever a vehicle is in danger of non-compliance.
4 – Protect your drivers on the road
A smart vehicle monitoring system receives updates in real-time. That means you could potentially become aware of a problem on the road, such as low fluids before the driver even notices. So, even more problems can be avoided while keeping your drivers safe from accidents.
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