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Forecasting Preventative Maintenance in Fleetio

Forecasting when preventative maintenance will be due based solely on meter readings is hard. You could use time-based triggers (e.g. every 3 months) - which are easier to predict - but aren’t tied to asset utilization and therefore aren’t as effective for most PM tasks. Fleetio solves this challenge...

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An Introduction to Usage-based Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance (PM) is usually triggered by a calendar date or meter reading (and sometimes a combination of both). There are pros and cons of each approach, but neither is perfect. Let’s review the traditional approaches, then explore an even better way to predict and trigger preventative...

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Cost Comparison: Barcode Scanning Technology

When managing inventory, the use of barcode scanning technology is essential to track parts throughout the cycle of receipt, storage, handling and usage. Proving to be vital in warehouse operations across many industries, the benefits of barcode scanning are clear: Live data collection - improved...

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New in Fleetio: A Focus on Filters

Your fleet is constantly generating data, and Fleetio is constantly storing it. But rows and rows of records don’t serve much purpose just sitting there. We believe in making your data actionable so you can optimize your fleet and grow your business. With this goal in mind, we redesigned our primary...

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New in Fleetio: Inventory Management

Parts represent over ⅓ of vehicle maintenance costs, and they’re literally the nuts and bolts of what keeps your fleet on the move. After talking to our customers, though, it seems that managing parts all the way from purchasing to storage to usage often feels like more trouble than it's worth. ...

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Combatting 5 Symptoms of Poor Inventory Management

Conventional wisdom suggests that around 30-35% of an average fleet’s vehicle maintenance costs are spent on parts management. But are fleet managers spending one-third of their time managing parts? Not usually. There are bigger fish to fry. Inventory management isn’t just about cost, it’s about...

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Zubie Integration

We launched an integration with Zubie, a low-cost fleet GPS tracking solution that plugs into a vehicle's OBD-2 port. Zubie is a great solution for fleets primarily looking to track the location of their vehicles (in real-time) and monitor driver behavior. There are lots of great...

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2016 Fleet Management Conferences

Looking to explore current fleet trends, sharpen your skills as a fleet manager and network with industry professionals? We know you have a busy schedule, so we compiled a list of the best fleet management conferences coming up in 2016. Take a look and start planning! Federal Fleet Management Training...

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Combatting Top Fuel Management Concerns

In a survey of transportation industry professionals, Software Advice identified top fuel management concerns and explored how fleet management software can improve fuel efficiency and streamline operations. Key findings More than half of respondents (53 percent, combined) say that fuel costs...

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3 Steps for Developing a Fleet Maintenance and Inspection Program

Many people step into fleet management roles with a comprehensive maintenance and inspection program in place. Others may find that their new job has a haphazard program at best, and at worst, no discernible program at all. In any case, a newly appointed fleet manager should step back and do an...

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