Reducing Your Maintenance Costs through Fleet OptimizationMay 3, 2012 by: Mark Freeman
Depending on the nature of your business, chances are you deploy your service fleet quite differently than the next guy. What remains constant, however, is the wear and tear that your fleet endures. Whether you focus on servicing a small local area or need to answer service calls across state lines, the ability to reduce your maintenance costs comes down to effective and efficient fleet optimization.
The problems of poorly maintained fleets are well documented – increased fuel consumption, unnecessary repair bills, lost business due to out of service vehicles, etc. What’s not commonly known is how to avoid them. That’s where enhanced fleet optimization comes into play. Through enhanced fleet optimization, you are able to significantly reduce vehicle maintenance costs. But how do you achieve better fleet optimization?
The only way to truly ensure your fleet is being utilized in the most optimum way is through greater fleet visibility. Using GPS fleet tracking solutions you are presented with a comprehensive, real-time view into the use and location of your fleet. Knowing where and how a vehicle is being used empowers you to make informed decisions on how to optimize your fleet resources. This leads to more efficient routes, less engine idling, lower fuel consumption, etc. – which reduces the wear and tear on your vehicles and provides you with significant cost savings.
To learn more about how fleet optimization cannot only help reduce maintenance costs, but increase the response rate and efficiency of your fleet, check out some of the different tools within FleetOutlook. Click here to download more information on our vehicle maintenance module – automating the routine maintenance of your fleet has never been easier.