If you are responsible for a fleet of automobiles or trucks, there are many variables to consider as you discharge your duties. What kind of vehicles? Are they sedans or heavy duty trucks? How many vehicles? Some fleet maintenance providers are very attentive if you have a large fleet, but not so much if your fleet is smaller. One of the most important decisions you have to make is who will take care of your vehicles?
Fleet maintenance requires a proactive consideration of preventative maintenance. Everyone knows that prevention is less costly than repair, and it’s also much less inconvenient. The rewards and benefits of prevention versus repair are multiplied if you are responsible for more than a few vehicles. Proper fleet maintenance can save your company thousands of dollars every year.
Consider the hassle that results from surprise breakdowns. Not only is your driver thwarted in his profitable endeavors, but other valuable employees are diverted from more profitable pursuits to addressing the vehicle crisis at hand. Many hours and much money is wasted by vehicle breakdowns.
Regularly scheduled fleet maintenance offers many benefits to your company. From a risk management perspective, well maintained vehicles are less likely to increase your company’s liability from costly accidents. Any breakdown diverts members of your team from more profitable pursuits, so prevention is much wiser than repair. A regular maintenance schedule helps with cash flow because you can budget the costs of vehicle upkeep over the course of the year rather than enduring big fluctuations in repair expenses. Repairs and upkeep are streamlined and simplified if you address them systematically across your fleet according to a regular schedule. Finally, peace of mind for your drivers is dramatically increased if they are confident that the vehicles they are driving are in good shape because of regular, routine maintenance.
In West Melbourne, Florida, Cassels Garage is a family-owned shop that has been serving Brevard County since 1966. Cassels offers an unmatched level of customer care and personal attention. We are ready to help with maintaining your fleet of any size or any style vehicle. Let us help you keep your vehicle upkeep expenses manageable and predictable.
Managers of vehicle fleets have to adopt efficient strategies in order to properly care for the resources that have been entrusted to them. The advantages of proactive maintenance and the cost of neglect are all magnified if you are responsible for many vehicles. Fleet managers adopt best practices because they are indeed better than the alternatives. Would it make sense for the manager of a family’s fleet of two or three cars to adopt some of the same practices?
In the Great Courses lecture series on the Industrial Revolution, Professor Patrick Allitt of Emory University advances the premise that our primary response to the Industrial Revolution should be gratitude. In his introduction, Professor Allitt asserts that in every tangible way, people who are relatively poor in our culture live more comfortable lives than kings and queens from just a few hundred years ago. He cites a few examples to prove his point, emphasizing electricity, communication and transportation.