Fleet Preventive Maintenance: Why and How to Prioritize It

Execution, execution, execution…

Most companies operating fleets understand the value of preventive maintenance, but that doesn’t mean that they’re as vigilant as they want to be. Daily urgencies often crowd out the upkeep that would make all the difference, and it isn’t until a problem becomes a crisis that it gets the attention it needs.

For fleets that rely on inefficient, reactive processes, maintenance ends up being more costly.  Not only are there the financial costs of repairs or replacements, but it also means unplanned downtime, unscheduled time off for team members who use the equipment, and missed deadlines.

According to a KPMG study, a single breakdown could cost as much as $3,000. Preventable surprises like this are simply too costly to ignore, even if you have a relatively small number of vehicles in your fleet.

In this guide, we’ll explore what it takes to prioritize preventive maintenance in your fleet, including:

  • The importance of preventive maintenance, and why it’s important to prioritize it even when the maintenance isn’t immediately crucial
  • The cost-reducing effect of fleet preventive maintenance, from reduced unplanned driver downtime to increasing the lifespan of your vehicles and equipment
  • The 7 essential steps to creating a fleet preventive maintenance plan that suits your company’s employees, expertise, and tools

Download this guide for the key to a successful fleet maintenance program. Examine the basics of fleet preventative maintenance, the costs of not having a strategy in place, and create a plan to protect your fleet and equipment.