With the increasing adoption of information technology by fleets, there is now an overwhelming amount of fleet maintenance data available to track and maintain vehicles. Because of this, sifting through the information can become a job in itself. Working with maintenance providers, such Amerit, fleets can pick out the useful data quickly and turn them into actions that improve fleet performance and lower maintenance and operating costs.
Sifting Through the Data
Fleet managers must balance data coming in from any number of avenues, whether it is telematics devices, electronic logging devices(ELDs), or even onboard vehicle systems — but these only capture a small trickle of the maintenance data stream. At Amerit, trained technicians become the point of entry for maintenance data. Because of their expertise as both technicians and data gatherers, they are able to capture and interpret important data from vehicles and input it into Fleet Maintenance Systems (FMS). This data is later analyzed and provided to clients either through the client’s FMS, Amerit’s FMS, or any alternative method the client prefers. No matter the platform, the display type/dashboard, is customer driven and can cover a range of key performance indicators (KPIs), including:
- Repair orders
- Cost per unit
- Preventive maintenance (PM) currency
- Labor hours breakdown by vehicle maintenance report standards
- Maintenance expense
- PM due by vehicle
But, how do fleet managers avoid data overload and decide on the order of importance when it comes to this data? While techs work within the fleet management system (FMS), process the captured data, and even comment on it, the fleet has the ultimate approval, oversight, and decision-making power over all data and repairs.
Not only is it imperative to invest in FMS technology and technician training, many fleet managers have found that they get the most out of FMS technology by partnering with maintenance providers who can provide data analysis and insights. Amerit hires and trains technologically savvy technicians who understand the importance of capturing the accurate and real-time data.
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