Scheduled maintenance is important to providing the proactive and preventative fleet management structure that reduces unscheduled repairs. This can be as simple as including pre-start checks for drivers, to ensure that water, oil, tyre pressures and other simple maintenance checks are carried out. Smartrak’s solution utilises an online form for this, which you can customise to suit your requirements. With a hand-held device, such as the Garmin fleet 790 or an iPhone, drivers can complete the check digitally, and then supply the checked information to fleet administration immediately.
The advantages of an online form, over a paper record are that knowledge that the check has been done is provided with real-time notification to the fleet administrator. And any faults that are identified are similarly notified in a timely fashion. A digital record can also feed directly into your record keeping with no additional manual handling. We have information on the range of Mobile Forms that can be integrated with Smartrak’s solutions. You can also find out more about the Garmin 790 and the wide range of navigation, productivity, and safety tools provided by this state-of-the-art device.
Any roster of scheduled maintenance you compile will also include the routine services that are actioned at milage or timeframe milestones. These can be integrated into your Smartrak solution, bringing all servicing and maintenance elements together in a single place. To keep your fleet maintenance and operations teams in the loop, anyone with a requirement to be informed of upcoming servicing and maintenance requirements can be included on the list for automatic diary notifications.
By including routine services and pre-start checks, with automated notifications within a structured fleet servicing solution you are going a long way towards preventing and/or identifying issues before they become expensive to rectify.