FleetNet America provides roadside breakdown study update
For the past several years at TMC meetings, FleetNet America has provided an update on the vertical benchmarking study on roadside breakdowns that they create in partnership with TMC. In the first quarter of 2021, the average miles between unscheduled breakdowns was 29,506 miles across all of the participating fleets in the three verticals–truckload, LTL
TMC survey finds increase in unscheduled roadside truck maintenance
A recently released TMC/FleetNet America Vertical Benchmarking Program survey found an industrywide increase in the frequency of unscheduled roadside maintenance, the American Trucking Associations announced. The TMC/FleetNetAmerica survey found that during the first quarter of 2021, fleets averaged 29,506 miles of operation between unscheduled road repairs—down 18.7% from the fourth quarter of 2020. Truckload carriers
DTNA selects FleetNet as new Roadside Assistance partner
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has introduced new roadside assistance programs for both Freightliner and Western Star customers. Under the new programs, DTNA will utilize FleetNet America to provide emergency roadside assistance services, including towing and recovery, mobile truck repair, tire repair and more. The new programs are designed to give Freightliner and Western Star
Infographic: Major differences in miles between breakdowns between best-in-class fleets and the industry average
Fleet Equipment built the infographic below showing how many miles between breakdowns fleets ran in Q3. Click on the infographic to expand. Statistics are based on TMC/FleetNet’s Vertical Benchmarking Program Q3 2019 Report: benchmarkit.fleetnetamerica.com/.
Why you need to use VMRS during truck service
VMRS was ahead of its time. The Vehicle Maintenance Report Standards (VMRS) was established by the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations (ATA) back in 1970. Think about that for a minute: VMRS sought to establish a standard for maintenance data back when “telematics” was a piece of paper, a pencil, your
FleetNet: Roadside mechanical repair costs continue to increase
FleetNet America discussed the results of its 2019 Q3 quarterly truck maintenance cost benchmarking program at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting, announcing that the average cost of a mechanical roadside repair exceeded $400 for the first time since the study began in 2017. Additionally, the $407 average cost is 24% higher than mechanical
TMC 2020: All the news from the show (Updated)
Fleet Equipment is live covering the 2020 TMC Annual Meeting and Exhibition, the industry’s annual gathering where rules and regulations are set, issues are discussed, and news is made. You can find all that news below, and this post will be updated throughout the week as more news breaks. You can also find the rest
Why are service costs going up when more data means better decisions?
The five most frequent repairs in Q1 2018 included tires, lighting, brakes, exhaust systems and wheels/rims/hubs and bearing systems.
FleetNet, TMC detail roadside truck repair benchmarking study
At TMC’s Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council and FleetNet announced the results of its Vertical Benchmarking Program, which presents a summary of roadside repairs experienced by truckload carriers. “Our goal is the help our members–TMC participants–drive their costs down,” explained Jim Buell, executive vice president of sales and marketing for