Here at Brennan Equipment Services, we know how important it is to have an equipment fleet management program. The problem we all encounter is fleet management is very complex, and you might not know how to do fleet management effectively. Your time is better spent keeping up with modern building practices and incorporating innovative construction materials. We are here to help. Keeping your fleet on its feet is a big part of keeping your business intact. Here are some tips for fleet management:
- Use data to make good decisions:
How does fleet management work with big data? Fleets can actually use big data to predict major maintenance, breakdown, and basic functioning of vehicles and machines in the fleet.
- Install tracking devices to collect data
In order to analyze data, you’ve got to collect it first, and this means installing tracking devices on all of your machines. This could include: movement of vehicles, idle time of vehicles, engine on and off time, driver performance, exhaust analysis, engine performance, time on station, fuel consumption, and operation of vehicles.
- Outsource fleet management to lighten your load
If you are not comfortable monitoring your vehicles there are several services that will do it for you.
- Make preventative maintenance a priority
When it comes to maintenance, nearly all vehicles and machines will come with scheduled maintenance procedures. Make sure you stay up to date with all maintenance and monitor those maintenance deadlines.
These are just a few tips that we came up with to help you with your fleet management program. Remember, it is important to have something in place and to always be prepared for updating or upgrading your equipment if need be. If you have any questions on this or need help with your fleet management, feel free to contact Brennan Equipment Services today!