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		¬ĽUptime often depends on having the
right people serving your parts needs.
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The point is to sort out the best pieces and
assemble the best relationships. Similar to
starting a jigsaw puzzle, a fleet may have identified a few corners, which in this analogy are
their foundational partnerships. They just
need to build off those and see how processes can improve. Local dealerships are a good
place to start.
"Whether it's getting a truck or just giving
assistance, our local dealer is absolutely great
to work with as far as helping us through those
downtimes," says K.C. Cousins, vice president at
Fleenor Brothers in Joplin, Missouri. The fleet of
55, which solely runs Kenworth trucks, is strategically placed five miles from MHC Kenworth.
"That relationship is the key to our uptime."
This dealer also supplies parts to CFI
Logistics, which has a fleet of 2,000. If Fleenor
Brothers needs a part for a 12-speed transmission, it will likely be in stock. That trust
contributes to Fleenor Brothers'
unwavering loyalty to Paccar.
"Regardless of where we
have a breakdown, our first
point of contact is whatever
the closest Kenworth dealer
is," Cousins explains.
Fleenor Brothers tries to
avoid breakdowns altogether by buying new trucks "99

"Whether it's
getting a truck or
just giving assistance,
our local dealer is
absolutely great to
work with as far as
helping us through
those downtimes."
K.C. Cousins, vice president,
Fleenor Brothers


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Uptime: How Fleets Can Connect with Tech Schools
Editor's Note: The Aftertreatment Blues
Keys to Maximizing Trailer ROI
Best Practices for Maintaining Hydraulic Braking Systems
Solving the Parts Puzzle
Contending with Accelerated BEV Tire Wear
Cold Weather HVAC Considerations
Management: CMMS Marketplace
Economic Outlook: Signs of Economic Recovery
Diagnostics: Choosing the Right Diagnostic Tool for Roadside Triage
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest Editorial: The Propane-Powered Alternative
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