Own Your Own Fleet Company? 2 Tips To Keep Your Trucks On The Road

Posted on: 6 June 2017

If you own your own fleet company you know how important it is to keep your trucks on the road and get the goods delivered to your customers on time. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to ensure this happens, two of which are listed below. This will not only keep your customers happy but could also bring you more customers:

Use Mobile Maintenance and Truck Repair Service

One of the best ways to keep your trucks on the road is by using a mobile truck repair and maintenance service. This saves a lot of time as the service would come directly to the truck and repair it on site.

Some mobile truck services will also provide maintenance to trucks. For example, they can do a thorough maintenance inspection, which includes an oil and filter change. Other services they may offer includes:

  • Check tires
  • Check air leaks
  • Check lights
  • Provide mobile diagnostics

The mobile truck may be equipped with things like heavy duty hand tools, hose fabricators, pneumatic jacks, fuses, light bulbs, welders, air tools, air compressors, and a battery jump starters. The technician should be qualified to do DOT inspections.

Talk with a few mobile repair truck service companies in your area to learn about what they can offer to you. This can help you determine which one would work best for the types of trucks that you have.

Install GPS Vehicle Trackers

Installing GPS vehicle tracker into each of your fleet trucks not only benefits you but also helps keep your divers safe.  A GPS vehicle tracker can help reduce fuel costs as well, so it allows you to save money. This is because it can track speeding, which is a major cause of high fuel usage. This will ensure your drivers maintain the proper speeds. Some systems will give you speed information and alert you if one of your trucks exceed this speed.

Excessive idling can also use a lot of gas, and these trackers can determine how long a truck is idling. The system can then alert you if one of the trucks idles longer than the duration that you preset.

If one of your drivers is in an accident or their truck gets stolen, this tracker will give you the exact location of the truck.  This is also helpful if you get a call from a customer that needs a truck because this would allow you to send the truck that is closest to the customer.

It will not take you long to see how much money these tips can save your company.


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