Penske Truck Leasing has successfully completed its 1 millionth voice-directed preventive maintenance inspection using its recently deployed paperless technology. Over the last year, Penske implemented its voice-directed preventive maintenance processes for its fleet of more than 270,000 vehicles. This approach improves inspection and repair accuracy and consistency while also eliminating paperwork and ensuring full documentation and compliance with regulations.
Penske’s system provides voice prompts via a headset to direct maintenance technicians through a preventive maintenance (PM) inspection. The system taps into a high-speed Aruba indoor and outdoor gigabit Wi-Fi network, uses rugged mobile tablet devices for maintenance technicians and is supplemented with an innovative voice-directed preventive maintenance system.
“Our technicians have been instrumental in the success of this new process,” added Mangione. “Providing them with a hands-free solution at the point of repair and removing repetitive handwriting and keying has made their jobs easier, while at the same time improving the quality of the inspections, resulting in improved uptime for our customers.”