Blog Post: Make Fleet Maintenance a New Year’s Resolution
January 31, 2020
Have you made your 2020 New Year Resolutions for your fleet maintenance program yet?
The first step in making a New Year’s resolution in fleet maintenance is to evaluate where you are, where you want to go and how you intend to get there. The second step is to tap into best practices from those who have had & continue to have success. The third step is to formulate a list of goals that complies with the MARS method. MARS = Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Specific.
If you have a list already and want to compare your goals, keep reading. If you do not have goals as of yet, keep reading. If you have goals and you feel you are well on your way, why not keep reading?
Here are a few tips for benchmarking and for getting started with your 2020 goals from a firm with 50 years of experience and successes in fleet maintenance.
Provide an OSHA compliant & “safety first “workspace for your shop technicians.
Ensure that your company maintained trucks are safe for your drivers and the general public.
Execute fleet maintenance repairs so as to ensure a satisfactory DOT rating and low FMCSA scores.
Make sure that your team has current software technology & training to assist in diagnosing issues with trucks that represent engine codes.
Take an inventory of all shop tooling and upgrade or replace where needed.
Invest time and training in your technicians so that they can be more effective.
Eliminate exposure (insurance claims, workplace injuries & workers compensation) through documented procedures, good practices and safety meetings.
Maintain, upgrade or implement a PM program.
Improve ROI (return on investment) for shop annual expenditures.
Tie asset decisions to vehicle cost trends and cost exceptions.
No two shops are the same however many of the basics are. If you’d like to hear about Transervice’s shop basics and how we can enable you to make your New Year’s Resolution’s in fleet maintenance, give us a call. We have a 50 year history of service and a tradition of excellence.