Basics of Fleet Maintenance

Fleet vehicles come in all sizes and shapes. Author Joel Levitt in front of haul truck at Syncrude, Ft. McMurray, Canada.

This program is designed for Fleet managers and directors of transportation, supervisors, executives with fleet responsibilities, or anyone in training for such a position.

Fleets covered range from mining equipment, taxicabs, buses, municipal mixed fleets, to common carriers, private carriers and mobile construction vehicles.

Our promise for this program is that your staff will return with new and improved ways of looking at and running your fleet maintenance operations. They will be brimming with specific action items which can revitalize and improve the operational efficiency of your organization and its assets.

Running a fleet involves managing thousands of details in situations where any one of them could become critical. The focus of this course is on helping your people distinguish the important from the unimportant and how to identify the critical vehicles, mechanics, vendors or operators that are costing you more than they should.

This course will offer specific ideas to reduce road calls, fuel consumption and trade units, how to slash paperwork, improve warrantee recovery, and help you understand what to manage to have the most impact. Our workshop is jam-packed with ideas, strategies and implementation techniques. We offer case studies from organizations around the world, told in clear, straight-forward language, and exercises so you can apply what you learn to your own situation.

This course may also be customized for your specific needs, using any of the topics from the Table of Contents of the book below. Click on the book to go to our on-line store for more information.

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Maintaining a fleet of mobile vehicles and equipment creates a unique set of problems. Written in a clear, straight-forward style, this comprehensive handbook covers all the important issues for managing fleets in today's environment, including predicting and planning for breakdowns; changing strategies as your costs rise; work standards, inventory, staffing and shop design issues; best use of warranties and vendors; work orders, inspections, insurance; parts, fuel and tire management, and other hot topics. In addition to providing cost-effective strategies and techniques, we add easy-to-use checklists, self assessments, real world case studies and a special list of action items that you can use immediately to re-direct your maintenance efforts for maximum results. If you could buy only one reference for helping maintain your fleet, this should be it! This book is referenced in our Fleet Maintenance workshop, but can be purchased independently.
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