Flat batteries and low-pressure tyres are just a couple of things that might stop your business driving forward after the Christmas break.
We asked Steve to provide some advice to make sure your trucks are ready to roar:
Steve Fielding, EROAD’s Head of Growth & Retention (and former Fleet Manager) has an International CPC in Transport Management and was an operator's license holder (UK version of a TSL). Before joining EROAD, Steve ran the maintenance schedule for a fleet of 600 heavy trucks and walking floor trailers.
Have mice nested in your Refer motor or wheel hubs?
Seriously now, you don’t want the hydraulics to fail as the pressure comes up, so a quick once-over should include:
If the vehicle ignitions on – yay! If not, you will have to call in some help to either change the battery or charge it up and get it tested. Allow the vehicle to run up to the recommended operating temperature while you:
EROAD Inspect lets you carry out pre and post trip vehicle inspections on a mobile app – and record any defects to be fixed, or maintenance to be completed.
To find out how it works, check out our video.
Be mindful, as you get back behind the wheel other New Zealanders are still enjoying their Summer break. As Steve puts it, “People who don’t regularly drive long distances are all having a crack at it.”
Poor planning and overly optimistic travel times put pressure on people’s schedules. Pressure that results in speeding and risk taking which can lead to accidents.
Summer can be a dangerous time on the roads, MyEROAD Fleet Map gives you up to the minute information of where your vehicles and drivers are. You can alert drivers to a nearby fire or hazard, helping them get home safely. It’s peak summertime, and it’s hot! Remind your drivers to wear sunblock, while it’s true that you can’t get sunburnt through a car window, the sun’s rays can still damage your skin. Enjoy driving with the window down and your arm out? Watch out for drivers arm – it’s not a good look on anyone. Air conditioning the cab is a safer way to keep cool.
“EROAD Inspect removes all paperwork, enabling us to quickly complete our checks using the mobile app. We can easily review the status of a vehicle at any one time, increasing fleet efficiencies and maximizing vehicle road times.
Due to the huge demands put on our fleet at this time, the health of our vehicles has never been more important. This is why we use EROAD Inspect.”
Martin Jones, Fleet Servicing and Performance Supervisor, Foodstuffs South Island
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