Combined, Centurion & Spartan Logistics are one of, if not the largest, FedEx Ground Linehaul contractors in the US. Operating 130 trucks out of 7 locations across the midwest, East Coast, and Rocky Mountain areas, they know all too well the challenges of managing a high-performing fleet remotely.
Consistently a top performer within the FedEx network when it comes to safety and compliance, Business Owner Randy Kurek and Fleet Operations Director John Abrams have always been early adopters of good technology to ensure they keep their fleet on the road, their drivers safe, and their biggest stakeholder – FedEx Ground – a happy customer.
Their fleet is a mix of leased and owned vehicles, with a combination of solo drivers and team drivers operating routes across multiple states. With their maintenance work entirely outsourced, managing this operation to the highest standards requires the best available technology to ensure the varying service intervals, repair networks, and maintenance demands are met.
FedEx Ground hold their contractors to high standards. With safety and compliance a top priority for the business, regular reporting from their contractor fleet is a core pillar of the relationship Centurion & Spartan have with FedEx. To make sure this is possible, Randy says it’s important to actually show the drivers that they are serious about safety, not just talk about it. Arming their drivers with Whip Around to conduct their daily inspections and gain feedback on outstanding maintenance work connects them with that process.
“We have a responsibility to the public and customers,” says John stating that their motivation to get their drivers home safely each night is a priority for them. Ultimately he claims “Whip Around has made us a safer more efficient business.”
Safety Director Selena Garten uses Whip Around to gain more information on driver activity and maintenance work, allowing her to quickly identify areas or drivers that require improvement and move quickly to correct any processes that need attention.
Planning ahead and keeping up with maintenance helps keep costs down and keep the trucks on the roads. “When the wheels are turning, money is being made”.
When discussing how Whip Around helps their fleet keep moving, John made it clear that “big issues don’t creep up on us because we use Whip Around. We have the luxury of knowing our trucks are maintained properly and we just have fewer issues because of it”.
For FedEx, staying in control of the maintenance process is crucial. In an industry as competitive and safety-conscious as trucking, ensuring their contractors adhere to high standards is a top priority. Whip Around is connecting the Centurion and Spartan team from multiple locations to enable a clear, deliberate strategy to stay ahead of unplanned costs or issues.
Contact us today for more information on how you can also improve your maintenance process with Whip Around.