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How to keep your fleet vehicles roadworthy

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne03 February 2015 09:00:00 GMT
The importance of preventative maintenance, starting with daily walk-around checks in combination with the implementation of a maintenance recording system, is crucial to keeping a fleet efficient and its vehicles roadworthy (not to mention the added benefits of minimising downtime and conditioning drivers to be, generally, more conscientious).
  
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Here are some tips that, together with an efficient maintenance system and willing driver participation, help fleets run efficiently and vehicles running longer:
 
1 – Know your fleet
 
You need the right information to have a successful fleet. You need to base your maintenance schedule on the right information, beforehand. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all procedure that suits the entire fleet: follow the manufacturer’s manual for each make and model in your fleet, and use only factory recommended parts.
 
2 – Keep track of your maintenance
 
Software like Fuel imrpove might help you here: setting up alerts systems for maintenance, also recording all interventions and servicing on your vehicles for future reference.
 
3 – Keep vehicles clean and tidy
 
It might seem inconsequential, but tidy vehicles, both inside and outside, are more reliable. If a vehicle is clean it obviously improves visibility; vehicles which are cleaned regularly are given extra checks that could spot external issues.
 
4 – Check tyres regularly
 
Tyres are generally great indicators of the state of a vehicle. Having them checked on a daily basis greatly helps in preventing breakdowns and avoiding the causes of more serious issues in the long run.
 
5 – Drive responsibly
 
Simple, but effective: if you drive a vehicle with care you will increase its longevity. Make sure you use a vehicle frequently and that it is driven responsibly, without excessive speeding or harsh braking.
 
 
 
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Categories: Fleet Management, longlasting fleet, GPS & Tracking, fleet maintenance, fleet servicing, fleet vehicles, roadworthy vehicles

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