Look at today’s truck technology as an assist in your maintenance practices, not a replacement.
In her recent IdeaXchange blog, Jane Clark, VP of Member Services for NationaLease, talks about the TMC’s spring meeting in Nashville. A major note of that meeting was the increasing relationship between technology and maintenance but, as she said, fleets should not look at technology as a “silver bullet.”
What technology does do, according to Jane, is “it allows you to have access to more information than ever before and provides transparency into maintenance and repair events.” It’s this visibility that really can make a difference, allowing you to identify trouble spots at an early point, before they can result in on the road breakdowns.
No one can dispute that data is important but when your maintenance team is “drowning in data,” how do you distinguish what’s really important to know? Look to the OEMs and service providers, Jane suggests. They are aware of the information that maintenance needs and can provide dashboards and alerts that will supply only that information needed to keep your vehicles in good shape and on the road.
Read Jane’s full blog for more insight into the ways technology assists in good maintenance practices.