The role of fleet maintenance has traditionally been to oversee internal shop activities with the added responsibilities of managing outsourced repair work. For an increasing number of companies, maintenance has been elevated to stand on equal footing with operations and finance to maximize revenue and cost-saving opportunities.
Like the petroleum industry, fleet management systems have upstream, midstream and downstream components working to transform crude data into information that fuels business.
Maintaining your fleet has never been more important than now. Not solely because most Class 8 commercial trucks are teenagers; but overall safety and the ability to keep assets moving are critical for business success.
Faced with increasing margin pressure and ever-tighter cost controls, anyone managing a fleet looks to technology for relief.
Pong. Does it ping – sorry, ring a bell?Readers of a certain age probably recall this early 1970s video game: a table tennis match played s-l-o-w-l-y on a non-flat screen television. Despite its simplicity, Pong brought a new kind of entertainment into innumerable households – but would never succeed in the sophisticated 21st-century gaming environment.