While your trucks may be running fine now, it won’t stay that way forever. That’s why it’s extremely important to rely on the data rolling into your system to find underlying pain points responsible for downtime. Just as you may not be sick when you go to a doctor’s check up or have a cavity when you go to a teeth cleaning, the point of going is to check in on your health in order to maintain it. The same goes for your trucks.
Though it seems counterintuitive to take a perfectly functioning, profitable truck off the road for non-essential servicing, think of it like an investment where you lose some on-the-road time now to gain more in the long run. Preventative maintenance check-ins play a crucial role in achieving uptime and minimizing breakdowns. These inspections enable timely observation and correction of emerging problems.
For instance, during routine checks, one may identify early-stage wheel end cracks, mitigating the risk of costly on-road hazards. Similarly, monitoring brake pad wear allows for timely replacement, preventing any compromise in braking performance. By adopting a predictive approach to maintenance, potential concerns can be addressed promptly, ensuring optimal system integrity and longevity. To help pinpoint the trouble areas of your fleet, turn to service data to identify recurring fault codes and truck component failures.
Using sophisticated algorithms, truck service technology is quickly approaching the point where it can offer customized repair suggestions. This allows you to consolidate essential maintenance and minimize the amount of times the truck has to roll into the bay.
How can the implementation of predictive maintenance boost a fleet’s bottom line? Noregon’s got the answer.
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