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How to Spec Trucks to Optimize Productivity

May 27, 2014

The best way to optimize truck productivity is to spec the right vehicle for the fleet application. This may sound like I am stating the obvious, but, as many truck professionals will attest, it is often not the case. While fleet managers understand how their trucks are intended to be used in the field, intended usage often does not match real-world usage.

Tags: Productivity, Spec'ing, Medium-Duty Trucks, Payload

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Managing the Asset Vs. Managing the Driver

June 11, 2013

What is your primary responsibility? Is it managing the vehicle or managing the driver? Where do you think you will have the greatest opportunity to control costs and increase productivity?

Tags: Sustainability, asset management, Productivity, driver compliance, driver management

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Running Trucks Till the 'Wheels Fall Off' is Expensive and Counter-Productive

October 4, 2012

The cliché in fleet management is that trucks are kept in service until the wheels "fall off." In many cases, this isn’t too far from the truth. Typically, the more expensive the asset, the longer it will be kept in service, especially units upfitted with expensive auxiliary equipment. However, as study after study shows, extended truck replacement cycles often have the unintended consequence of resulting in greater long-term expenses and degradation in worker productivity.

Tags: Upfitting, Productivity, Replacement Cycles, lifecycle

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Thursday, October 4, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(5)

Trucks are Earning Assets: How to Make Them More Productive

January 20, 2009

Fleet managers need to view work trucks as earning assets. To maximize truck productivity, it is necessary to optimize specifications, operating procedures, and replacement strategies. When spec’ing vehicles, past history is important, but one outcome to using last model-year specs is repeating past inefficiencies. Fleet managers need to adopt a “clean sheet” approach to how they manage their truck fleets.

Tags: Productivity, Spec'ing, Truck Fleet, Work Trucks

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Tuesday, January 20, 2009 9:50 AM | » Comments(3)

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