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Benefits of Preventive Maintenance vs. Corrective Maintenance

If your equipment breaks down, so does your business. Every equipment manager knows that ensuring proper maintenance and preventing downtime is a top priority. But what happens when that piece of equipment is out at a job site for a month, and you have no idea how long it ran or when the last maintenance was performed?

Most of the time proper routine maintenance is overlooked, leading to setbacks caused by major mechanical failures. If your company still waits until equipment fails to repair it, then you are wasting thousands of dollars that could be easily spared by preventive maintenance (a.k.a. preventative maintenance) strategies.

What is Corrective Maintenance?

Corrective maintenance is a maintenance task performed to resolve equipment failure and restore it to operational condition. This type of maintenance is the most commonly used approach and it occurs when routine check-ups fall through the cracks, leading to major mechanical problems. Corrective maintenance could cost thousands of dollars, not to mention if you end up having to replace the equipment what that cost would be.
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5 Ways Fleet Management Software Reduces Fuel Costs

A single truck tacks on nearly 100,000 miles per year and with rising fuel costs, it’s no wonder why businesses are cutting costs wherever they can. On average, long-haul trucking operations spend nearly half a million dollars each year on fuel costs alone.

When you start to consider these extraneous costs, inefficient processes or methods can really make or break a transportation business.

You may think that these are the unavoidable costs of being in the transportation business, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Here are five tips to help you start reducing fuel costs with fleet management software.

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Use Equipment Tracking to Reduce Downtime While Increasing Profits

If your company operates heavy equipment, you know all about the challenges that can reduce your profit margin. Missing scheduled maintenance can turn small problems into major breakdowns; inaccurate billing can lead to overspending or under charging and unnecessary idling can elevate fuel costs.

Using the right equipment tracking and monitoring solution can help prevent costly issues and dramatically increase profit. Whether it’s a forklift, light tower, bulldozer, or generator, you need to know what your machines are doing, where they are, and how efficiently they are running.

Track Actual Equipment Usage:

When equipment is left at a job site for days or weeks at a time, it is difficult to track how long the equipment was in use. Continuous equipment monitoring provides insight into prolonged idle times, allowing you to cut fuel costs and ensure critical maintenance is never missed. With visibility into engine diagnostics data such fluid levels, temperatures and error codes, you can streamline operations and fully utilize all equipment. All of this real-time data into usage can help you extend the life of your equipment and reduce operational costs.

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