There are numerous benefits for shop managers and foremen with the Verifier Fleet Maintenance Management Solutions. Included in these benefits is the ability to completely manage preventative maintenance inspections scheduling and processes, fleet visibility, staff management, and identification of fleet-wide trends and needs.
Benefits to managers who use the Verifier Fleet Maintenance Management System.
Preventative Maintenance Inspections (PMI)
Preventative maintenance inspections (PMI) are at the core of the capabilities of the Verifier system. With standard DOT inspections and the Custom Inspection capabilities of the Verifier system, Managers have the unique ability to specify the type of inspection and design inspections to meet the distinct needs of their organization or locale. Each inspection point is required for inspecting technicians, meaning steps are not skipped while inspecting different vehicle types. Managers can easily modify inspections to guide technicians to inspect specific areas of a vehicle or components and identify what dictates a “Good” or “Fail” status for each item.
Example: Managers may start with a standard DOT inspection for a box trailer and add inspection requirements into a new refrigeration section. Thus, creating a completely unique inspection designed specifically for a reefer unit.
Managers are also able to create and modify inspections on the fly to meet their ever-evolving needs.
The Verifier system provides the ability to know fleet status 24/7 anytime, anywhere. Inspection data is stored on Lite-Check’s secure cloud environment which can be accessed from anywhere in the world. With the complete fleet view, managers can identify vehicles which are due or past due for inspections and schedule vehicles for inspections which may be coming due. Managers also know the portion of road ready and out of service vehicles and the submitted inspection reports for each vehicle which details why a vehicle may be deemed Out of Service (OOS). These reports may be shared with other managers, technicians, service providers, executives, drivers, or others with interest in the well-being of the fleet.
Predictive Maintenance Plans
Collected data can be used to create predictive maintenance plans. The data collected is easily analyzed to identify trends and recurring issues with a fleet, so they can be addressed before they become a problem. Everything from brake stroke to pad thickness can be used to find underlying issues.
Example: A fleet manager finds that a trailer brand is consistently having issues with a left brake sticking at around 150,000 miles. The fix is the replacement of a part that costs roughly $20 and takes about 30 minutes to replace. If the repair continues unperformed, the brake continues to be sticky and possibly gets worse. This could equate to lower fuel economy, trailers not tracking properly while in transit, premature tire and brake wear. Increasing costs for tires, fuel, brake pads, and possibly future repair costs. Alternatively, using the collected Verifier data, a manager could identify this trend and the $20 part is replaced at or around every 150,000 miles saving the fleet time and money.
Staff Management and Scheduling
Each inspection performed with the Verifier system includes the start time, submission time, and duration of the inspection. Inspection times will vary but a trend should be identified so management can easily identify how long assigned tasks should take. This can help with ensuring completeness of inspection processes and identification of employee activity levels and needs.
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