No matter your industry, you rely on your work trucks to get the job done. With a busy schedule and a tight budget, it’s easy to overlook the crucial maintenance and technological advantages that keep your fleet running like a well-oiled machine and allow you to maintain an efficient and profitable business.
With asset tracking technology, you can easily manage vehicles in your entire fleet, plus every piece of equipment you carry in them, scheduling maintenance when you need it, and getting your assets where they need to be for each task.
If you’re still tracking and managing your fleet on paper and spreadsheets, scheduling recommended maintenance procedures can be a slow and often inaccurate process. Today, that sort of inefficiency just doesn’t cut it.
One solution to consider is Tenna, an asset tracking software system that simplifies and speeds up the scheduling process by providing vital information instantaneously, including:
- The exact location of every asset in your fleet or inventory
- A snapshot of how each asset is currently used
- A complete history of maintenance and repairs
- The next recommended maintenance date and procedure
All this data, and much more, is available in Tenna’s asset management software system. It’s easy to track, manage, and analyze the data because Tenna works on one integrated platform. Because you can track the assets in real time, the data is always up-to-date. Tenna provides immediate access to your data from anywhere with an internet connection. Using your personal computer, laptop, smartphone, or other mobile device, you can easily locate any truck in your fleet and see its history with the click of a button.
Keeping your assets well-maintained improves safety on the road and the jobsite. In turn, it helps you complete jobs on time by reducing downtime for equipment and employees. Timely maintenance also lowers fuel and operational costs because your vehicles work more efficiently. It further lowers repair costs (which average five times more than maintenance costs), while making it easier to comply with OSHA or other on-road vehicle safety regulations.
Though this practice applies to all your assets, it can be especially important for your vehicles, which are a distinct and integral part of your business. If one truck in your fleet breaks down, it could cause problems across your whole business.
Regular maintenance can significantly reduce capital investment expenditures by extending the service life of equipment and vehicles. With many of today’s large assets costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, delaying the need to purchase or lease new ones can strengthen your cash flow and bottom line.
For companies with large vehicle and equipment fleets, the savings can easily total millions of dollars.
Every fleet-based business has different vehicle or equipment tracking needs. To meet the unique requirements of your business, Tenna provides a variety of tracking devices, so you can choose the option(s) that best fit with where, when, and how you use your assets.
For example, for vehicles and other equipment that move frequently, Tenna GPS trackers offer an ideal solution. Well-suited for long-range asset tracking, GPS trackers use cellular signals to relay asset data to your office. They also automatically transmit data, so employees don’t have to do any manual scanning, and you can access that data to pinpoint where any work truck in your fleet is at any moment.
Keeping one step ahead of maintenance scheduling starts with knowing when your assets are due for maintenance. The comprehensive history of each asset in the Tenna system includes all maintenance performed and any upcoming recommended maintenance dates. This data makes it easy to plan ahead and bring in your work trucks when they are between jobs or not in-use.
This information is gathered by plugging a Tenna GPS tracker directly into the asset’s onboard diagnostic port to reveal location, odometer readings, hours operated, fuel efficiency, and more. You get a complete picture of how the asset is performing and when it is due for regularly scheduled preventive maintenance. You can also set up the system to automatically send reminders about upcoming due dates.
GPS tracking transmits the data autonomously, so you don’t have to invest the time or manpower to manually scan the vehicle. It also automatically transmits diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) that alert you to engine problems. To prevent a costly breakdown, you can plan your service schedule ahead of time and avoid more expensive repairs.
Locating work trucks to bring them in for maintenance is challenging when attempted manually, especially when your vehicles are constantly moving between different jobsites. The power of Tenna’s tracking software is that it automatically monitors fleet movement from one location to another. Once the tracker is installed, you instantly have full visibility of your fleet’s activities.
Timely maintenance on your assets does more than just reduce repair costs. It can also reduce the risks of late project completions, improve customer satisfaction, and better budget for future projects and large capital expenses.
Tenna’s asset tracking technologies make scheduling preventive maintenance effortless while also reducing the complications of manually tracking your fleet, allowing you to get vehicles or other equipment into the shop before they have problems. As a result, your work trucks will last longer and operate more efficiently, and you’ll have confidence knowing that your trucks are where you need them to be, exactly when you need them there.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Schedule a demo to see how Tenna software can help you perform preventive maintenance on time, every time. Find out more, visit www.tenna.com/find-your-profit or call 855.464.9801.
MODERN WORKTRUCK SOLUTIONS: JUNE 2018 ISSUE
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