Master Fleet has been invited to make a presentation, “Making Fleet Maintenance Your Competitive Advantage”, at the 2016 in.sight User Conference. This is the largest technology conference in the transportation industry, attracting industry leaders from across the United States. The in.sight conference, previously known as TransForum, will be held September 25-28 in Nashville, Tenn.
When Fortune Transportation's shop managers completed Master Fleet University Level 101 in May, they knew the pressure was on. Braemer Powers and Curt Langstraat had identified a number of specific changes that would streamline their shop’s operations, improve safety and efficiency, and reduce costs. Implementing those changes would be the challenge.
In May, directors of fleet maintenance operations from across the country became the first class to enter Master Fleet University, a concentrated series of classes designed to help students build complete, best-in-class fleet maintenance programs, and also to share best practices. The classes, level 101, establish a foundation by training shop leaders to remove themselves as much as possible from day-to-day problem solving to become “coaches” for shop technicians, empowering the techs to take ownership of shop operations, and creating a culture of sustained, continuous improvement. Followed by more advanced courses in levels 201, 301 and 401, the goal is turning fleet maintenance operations into a competetive advantage.
We have written previously about the benefits of having Repair Stances developed and implemented in your fleet maintenance operation. We would like to further discuss some of the critical factors to consider when developing these stances.
Be specific about what repairs can be completed “outside” of a PM. In other words, for all repairs, include in your repair description whether the repair can be completed during any shop visit or only during a shop visit for a PM.
by David Graham, VP of Maintenance at Paschall Truck Lines
Prevention is a word that can take on several meanings depending on the subject being discussed. In maintenance terms, it can mean prevention of costs, prevention of a breakdown or prevention of a DOT violation. It has other meanings related to maintenance, but in terms of a driver, prevention is a good thing. Prevention should be your friend and a goal that you work toward achieving.
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