Forklift Fleet Manager Named

Press Release – (Cherryville, North Carolina, December 7, 2009) FleetNet America, Inc announces the recent hiring of Ric Nelson as Managed Care Fleet Manager. Ric joins FleetNet with over 25 years experience in the material handling industry ranging from being a service technician to branch management with an extensive background in parts & services management. Ric will be responsible for managing and growing FleetNet’s Forklift Maintenance Management program. Ric resides in Concord, NC along with his wife and two children.

FleetNet America’s Forklift Maintenance Management Program is designed to handle forklift maintenance needs while controlling maintenance costs and keeping equipment in profitable operating condition. We will alert you of mechanical issues before they turn into costly repairs, maximizing equipment uptime and keeping your forklifts in peak condition. Our program monitors maintenance costs, hours of usage, equipment condition and other factors that can affect performance. We provide this information via our secure web environment 24/7.

This program is under our Managed Care division which encompasses the management and administration of all maintenance, handled through third party vendors, for commercial equipment. FleetNet provides all elements of a fleet equipment maintenance program including the establishment and oversight of preventive maintenance programs. The purpose of Managed Care is to manage vendors and the maintenance process, ensuring sound maintenance programs at every location nationwide, as well as OSHA rules and regulations and company compliance. FleetNet’s management of the vendors and maintenance process allows management to see “where the money is going.” Each invoice is audited for accuracy and compliance. The Managed Care program allows consolidated billing, interfacing with the customer’s cost tracking system as well as dollar level thresholds for estimates and approvals.

Our Managed Care team audits and edits the repair integrity, negotiates PM pricing and locks in hourly fees for sub PM repairs. The main focus of Managed Care is to setup, schedule, validate, and complete PMs and unscheduled repairs. The program captures completed PM forms, OSHA documents, and actual copies of the vendor’s invoices. We also provide an ASP model to prevent the costly purchase of hardware and software thus minimizing capital expenditures for your company.

FleetNet America, Inc. is a third-party vendor management company that coordinates emergency roadside services and maintenance management services for commercial equipment. FleetNet receives nationwide service calls at its 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year call center in Cherryville, North Carolina. FleetNet’s Roadside call coordinators average more than 25 years of truck maintenance and repair experience. A network of over 60,000 truck repair vendors is used to provide scheduled maintenance services, vehicle repair and emergency road services throughout the continental United States and Canada. FleetNet America provides maintenance management by managing vendors and the maintenance process through specific customer requirements in our Roadside and Managed Care programs. Through the FleetNet Select Towing and Recovery Program, FleetNet’s customers have nationwide access to preferential towing and recovery providers at competitive prices.

Contact: FleetNet America, Inc
    Ms. Heather C Holt 
    Telephone: (800) 438-8961 Ext. 2544