7 tips to keep your fleet running smoothly

7 tips to keep your fleet running smoothly

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Lorraine Nicole Tan

Lorraine Nicole Tan

72 week ago — 4 min read

Taking proper care of your vehicle, through consistent preventive maintenance checks, will work wonders in the long-term. It can help you save fuel, time, and money. A good-conditioned vehicle runs smoothly as it consumes fuel at an optimized rate. Here are some tips to help you maintain your fleet at its best condition:

 

 

Create a fleet inspector role

    • Having a proper fleet management system can help you monitor your fleet and maintain a healthy one. Creating a fleet management schedule will allow you to keep track of which preventive maintenance should be checked and done regularly. 

 

Get regular reports from drivers

    • Involve your drivers in taking care of your fleet. Let them be the one to check the tire air pressure, oil level, and overall vehicle condition. This regular communication will keep you abreast with your fleet’s overall performance, and also foster a healthy and collaborative relationship with your drivers.

 

Make sure your vehicles are fit for their purpose. Look after your tires.

    • Tires are one of the least considered parts of vehicles since they’re expected to last long and durable. Choosing the right tire for the right function is a must for vehicles to perform in their optimal working conditions and functions.

 

Keep your vehicles clean

    • Keeping your vehicles clean can help reduce wear and tear, deterioration, and any possible corrosion caused by dust and dirt.

  

Coach your drivers

    • Some drivers only know how to drive and are not very knowledgeable about car maintenance and safe driving. Allotting time to teach them about basic maintenance and optimal driving techniques will go a long way in keeping your fleet healthy.

 

Plan ahead

    • Envisioning what your business could look like in the next 5 to 10 years will serve as a guide on the next steps needed to grow your fleet. Preparing ahead will give you an advantage to stay at par or even ahead of your competitors.

 

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Envisioning what your business could look like in the next 5 to 10 years will serve as a guide on the next steps needed to grow your fleet. Preparing ahead will give you an advantage to stay at par or even ahead of your competitors.

 

 

 

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