A delay in one of the operations of your truck has huge consequences for your business, especially if all the other vehicles are already on the field. That one seemingly minor hitch may affect your bottom line and customer service because its effects will ripple down along the supply chain.
There are different reasons that may cause the downtime, and knowing what these are will enable you to prepare for them and make sure they do not happen again.
The schedule of repairs, maintenance and replacement of trucks or other vehicles in your fleet makes sure each one is working to its full capacity. A lapse in schedule may cause a vehicle to start breaking down sooner than expected. Inefficiency does not have a role in business as it affects your bottom line, especially in industries such as construction, forestry and mining.
A truck stuck in a shop because of an unexpected breakdown takes money away from your business. The down time affects the operations of your company, and this is precisely why the schedule of repairs or any service that keeps trucks in good condition is important. Certain changes in how you perceive downtime may improve vehicle performance and extend service life.
Fuel efficiency is important whenever a truck leaves the garage because it may require refuelling sooner because of poor performance. The driver’s behaviour affects fuel consumption and efficiency. Aggressive driving, accelerating too fast and hard braking consume gas faster. The route the trucker takes also has an effect; the shortest route is different from the most efficient one.
Minitankers.co.nz cites that refuelling on-site is not just costly but also time consuming. Trucks have to return to the station, this may cause downtime that reduces productivity.
Direct refuelling reduces time wasted and makes sure that your fleet has enough fuel each time it leaves the garage. Proper management of fuel consumption reduces schedule disruptions and mitigates risk associated with company projects, especially if your business requires delivery.
Avoid delays along the supply chain by improving driver behaviour, efficient fuel consumption and proper scheduling of repairs and maintenance.