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going to be easy, though. In fact, it might be impractical for any sizable fleet.
That is why daily dashboards are a useful feature
of maintenance software. Dashboards alert fleets
to maintenance and inspections that are due, overdue, or pending. Fleets can also be alerted to vehicle
permitting issues and driver issues such as licensing
or certifications, all of which can take a vehicle out
of commission and hinder reliability.

Inventory management
also drives reliability

says. Those levels are really up to an individual
fleet and should be based on how fast their vendors
can supply them and how fast they can turn their
Since RCM seeks to maximize uptime, minimizing
inventory. Regardless, once the inventory miniinevitable downtime should be another focus of a
mum and maximum levels are established for
fleet. To that end, strong inventory management is
each part, the software can help the fleet stay on
essential. A CMMS can help here too.
top of things.
"A good maintenance software system can help
"Daily dashboards can help here, too," Davis
points out. "Fleets can be alerted when a certain
determine stocking levels," Dossier Systems' Davis
part needs to be
reordered because
it reached its minimum level. The software will also say
™
how many [parts]
need to be reordered
to bring it back up to
the maximum level.
With a good software system, all of
this data is updated
in real-time. A good
system will also
help the fleet identify slow-moving
or obsolete parts so
they can reconsider how many they
stock, or if they even
stock them at all."
Lean, fast-turning parts inventory
helps fleets reduce
cost, which is a
cornerstone of RCM.
The other cornerstone is reliability
and vehicle uptime,
which is the primary goal of any fleet.
"Fleets should
already be doing core
RCM," Springfield
Resources' Levitt
says. "Don't just fix
the same things over
and over; get to the
root cause of those
failures. Think about
what could happen
to one of your trucks
and what the consequences are. Beyond
preventive maintenance, is there a
different solution to
preventing the failure, such as a different procedure?"
With Guidanz™, we've integrated our EDS, QuickServe Online, RapidServe™
It is that prevenand other service systems into a single, sign-on web interface. Wirelessly import
tive, predictive,
and solution-based
fault codes from the Guidanz Mobile App and J1939 datalink adapters to speed
focus that can make
up service. Accurately diagnose and troubleshoot root causes of engine issues,
RCM a valuable tool
estimate repair costs and anticipate downtime.
for fleets.

Cummins Guidanz

One system.
Multiple engines.
More efficient
service.

To learn how Guidanz can streamline your service work,
please visit Cummins.com.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Uptime: Are all systems secure?
Cover Story: Connecting to the future
Vehicles: Engine trends impacting performance and fuel efficiency
In the Bay: Understanding tire pressure monitoring and management systems
Shop Operations: How fleets can benefit from RCM
Management: Are you a good global citizen?
Economic Outlook: WDTKAWDTKI?
Powertrain: What are fault code action plans, and how can they help improve the vehicle diagnostic process?
Braking & Collision Avoidance: How will electric vehicles impact commercial truck braking systems?
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest Editorial: Differences servicing air disc brakes versus drum brakes
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Fleet Maintenance - Cover Story: Connecting to the future
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Fleet Maintenance - Management: Are you a good global citizen?
Fleet Maintenance - Economic Outlook: WDTKAWDTKI?
Fleet Maintenance - Powertrain: What are fault code action plans, and how can they help improve the vehicle diagnostic process?
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Fleet Maintenance - Braking & Collision Avoidance: How will electric vehicles impact commercial truck braking systems?
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Fleet Maintenance - Guest Editorial: Differences servicing air disc brakes versus drum brakes
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