You can’t completely eliminate downtime, but a good plan will go a long way towards minimizing that risk.
In a recent IdeaXchange blog, Jane Clark, Vice President of Member Services for NationaLease let fleet owners and managers know that making a plan to reduce downtime should start “before the truck every hits the road.” She suggests that they take three simple steps:
- Review your entire operation – has anything changed regarding the types of loads and routes travelled? What truck components are performing or exceeding expectations and which are not?
- Spec your trucks to meet your actual needs based on your review; that includes not only the type of truck you intend to purchase but also what components and systems have longevity.
- Make maintenance a priority throughout the lifecycle of the truck and follow the manufacturer’s published maintenance schedule as a starting point.
And, of course, always keep abreast of what’s new in the industry as far as technology and products.
Get the full details of how to reduce your downtime by reading Jane’s full blog.