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transportation efficiencies: by tony candeloro

fleet's accident rate. Companies who
have taken these steps have seen dramatic declines in the frequency and
severity of accidents. In one case, a
company fleet was able to reduce accident-related costs by more than $1
million in just 12 months.

2. Reduce Downtime
Beyond preventing accidents, keeping
up-to-date on preventative maintenance can reduce bigger issues that
can occur as the vehicle ages and lead
to a decrease in downtime.
Technology can track maintenance
schedules and send alerts to fleet
managers and drivers alike via email
or a mobile device to ensure they're
being taken care of. And making sure

your repair shop isn't keeping your vehicle on the lot for longer than necessary can cut hours or even days off of
your downtime.
Geofencing technology exists to
let fleet managers know when a vehicle enters a shop so that they can
follow up regarding any paperwork
or documentation needed so the repairs can begin as soon as possible.
The same technology provides an
assist after the work is completed,
too. It will send an alert that the vehicle has left the shop property, so it's
known by all that a rental vehicle can
be returned and the fleet vehicle can
get back to work.
Saving this time is saving real money. Depending on the type of vehicle,

an hour of downtime can cost a company an average of $150.

3. Know When to
Pull the Plug
At a certain point in the lifespan of a
vehicle, it's going to start to cost more
to maintain than it's worth. But identifying that turning point is tricky. It's
human nature to want to squeeze as
much out of you can of a vehicle, but
that really doesn't make the most financial sense. Companies can implement technology that will analyze a
vehicle's age, mileage, maintenance
history, total downtime, availability
of rental replacements and how integral the vehicle is to the operation
of the company to create a ranking
system. By customizing this analysis
to sync with your fleet's priorities
and your broader business goals, it
completely takes the guesswork out
of when to sell a vehicle.
For those who aren't as technically
savvy as they'd wish to be, stepping
into the world of Big Data can be intimidating. But the financial benefits that
can come from closely monitoring your
fleet and then taking corrective action
can result in a tremendous cost savings
that enables your company to invest in
other parts of your business.
Tony Candeloro is vice president of
product development and client information services for ARI, one of the
largest fleet management companies in the world with nearly 1.5 million vehicles
under its watch. ARI partners with companies in
the food and beverage industry and beyond to
allow them to turn fleet data into cost savings.
For more information, visit www.arifleet.com.
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