According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, more than 70 percent of roads in the U.S. are located in regions that typically receive more than five inches of annual snowfall. With many commercial fleets using these snow-prone routes on a regular basis, preparing vehicles and drivers for winter conditions is a task most companies need to address.
One of the most challenging times for commercial fleet maintenance leaders to gain control of their operations is during an unscheduled repair. Encouraging clear, direct communication at the start of a breakdown event can often make a difference in minimizing downtime.
Your next loading dock is 45 minutes away. With a quick glance at the dashboard, you notice the fuel level is low, and the tire inflation light is on. Should you pull over to fuel up and check out the problem or is it safe to continue driving? While some dashboard lights and instruments indicate emergency situations, others notify the driver of issues that could be concerning if they aren’t serviced soon.
Rising maintenance costs. Data analysis overload. Not enough time dedicated to equipment upkeep. Does any of this sound familiar when thinking about your company’s fleet maintenance department?
According to the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC), tires are the cause of 53.5 percent of roadside breakdowns. However, tires aren’t the only contributor to truck problems. Other components like brakes, electrical systems and refrigeration units cause issues, too.
Roadside breakdowns are inconvenient and can result in unexpected downtime, delayed deliveries and unhappy customers. When emergency roadside events occur, it’s important to contact a repair service that can get you up and running quickly and efficiently. FleetNet America® is dedicated to reducing repair time and turning chaotic situations into order.
Every roadside breakdown results in lost time and money. When trucks and drivers are at a standstill, customers have to wait longer for their deliveries, fleets have to spend more time on a single job, and both parties lose production time. Along with these issues, driver and equipment safety can become a major concern. To keep your assets safe, it’s important to properly train drivers on how to handle breakdown situations.