Truck fleet ownership and operation continues to be profitable. However, this type of business also comes with increased costs, likely caused by numerous factors such as truck maintenance and unexpected incidents. Fleet managers are looking for new methods to combat these growing prices and increase their overall profits. They are implementing the following tactics to increase efficiency and reduce overall costs.
Decreasing Vehicle Mileage
One of the major causes behind these inflated costs involves unnecessary trips that generate more traveled miles than necessary. This increased distance deteriorates the vehicles and warrants extra maintenance costs. Managers can implement new teleconferencing technology that allows drivers to communicate without additional travel. Additionally, GPS technology allows fleet leaders to track the distance traveled by each vehicle, which can assist in finding solutions to this issue.
Increasing Maintenance Tasks
Regular and consistent maintenance tasks not only ensure the trucks perform well, but they also prevent …