Most fleet managers and owners are looking for a unique way to reduce downtime for their planned and unplanned vehicle downtime - or vehicle off-road time. Random vehicle downtime creates a lot of problems like your employees can’t work, delay in delivery/service, customers’ dissatisfaction, productivity, and loss of money etc. Reduction in downtime also helps small increments as well as lead to good management of fleet in various ways. Keeping all these issues in mind we are sharing some tips to reduce downtime in fleet businesses.
Regular maintenance and repairs
Pre-planned regular maintenance and repairs for vehicles is a good way to eliminate the downtime of an asset. Because maintenance and repairs take the vehicle out of service so you can schedule these activities in out of working hours that helps a vehicle to less maintenance during working hours.
Using the right vehicle
Another way to reduce downtime is the use of right vehicle means that fulfill the aspect of service like if you use a small vehicle with more loads that can lead downtime. First check, the amount of payload and gross vehicle weight required for the particular job. Ignoring this can lead to excessive breakdowns & downtime due to engines repair, brakes, tires, and so on.
Install GPS Tracking in all Vehicles
GPS fleet tracking is a boon for fleet management. It just not fuel cost cutting or getting driving directions. GPS tracking is more than these; it can help to track various activities of your businesses that help to a great extent to minimize your fleet downtime-
- Help in route analysis
- Sending alerts to detect bad driving like speed alerts, high acceleration, hard brakes etc.
- Provide the right direction for destination
- Send possible maintenance alerts
- Tracking of drivers’ off time and real-time location
So as stated above, there are many benefits of GPS tracking to reduce fleet downtime.
Promote staff Responsibilities
One of the main benefits of measuring downtime is to make drivers more responsible for it. More careful staff for assets they drive, the more they are likely to continue to work with them in a successful way and avoid trips to repair shop.
So a reduction in downtime for your fleet vehicle is crucial in keeping profits up and cost-cutting.
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