Your company depends on its fleet vehicles to transport service representatives to work locations and to deliver cargo to your customers on time. Failing to perform required fleet maintenance tasks on time can cost your company a considerable amount of time and money. Delays in obtaining required maintenance can cost your company in a number of ways that include the following:
- Wasted labor costs during breakdowns
- Increased repair bills
- Lower fuel efficiency
- Reduced longevity for your fleet vehicles
Maintaining your vehicles on time can help you avoid these costs and can ensure the best possible use of your available resources now and into the future. Here are some ways in which proper maintenance can help you stay profitable in the competitive marketplace.
Efficient Use of Labor Resources
Each time one of your fleet vehicles breaks down on the road, your drivers or service techs are left stranded and unable to perform their duties. Repeated breakdowns can lead to significant downtime on the part of your employees and wasted labor costs for your company. Regular maintenance can reduce the number of critical breakdowns and lost hours incurred by your company.
Fewer Emergency Repairs
Emergency repair expenses can represent a major drain on your fleet management budget over the course of an average year. When towing costs are added into the equation, you could end up spending hundreds or thousands of dollars for these unexpected breakdowns. As its name suggests, preventive maintenance can help you prevent these incidents before they occur and can save your company money immediately and over the long run.
Improved Fuel Efficiency
Investing in recommended maintenance for fleet cars, trucks and vans can often lower fuel consumption, especially for newer vehicles. By ensuring that your vehicles receive regular tune-ups, oil changes and inspections, you can often improve your overall fleet fuel management while providing your drivers with the most positive experience behind the wheel.
Longer Life for Your Fleet Vehicles
Well-maintained vehicles last longer and perform better, allowing you and your drivers to enjoy greater peace of mind throughout your daily routines. Regular maintenance can also ensure greater safety on the road by reducing the risk of equipment related accidents. Maintaining a safer fleet can sometimes result in lower insurance premiums that can save your company even more money in the future.
At Glesby Marks, we specialize in fleet management solutions tailor-made to suit your company’s evolving needs. We offer comprehensive fleet leasing options to help you make the most of your available budget. Our systems can even provide you with up-to-date reminders about recommended maintenance, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of on-time tune-ups, oil changes and other tasks. Contact us today at 1-800-482-9498 to discuss your needs with our fleet management team. We look forward to the opportunity to help you properly manage fleet maintenance for your business.