Fleet managers at transport and logistics companies have a lot on their mind. Service clients that order a freight transport from A to B, scheduling the right trailer for the right job, locate a trailer close the pick-up zone and define the best route for a possible return freight. With the use of modern data systems like trailer telematics, this is not a job for the weak-hearted.
The fleet management of trailers and other assets is like traffic control at an airport. You have to have an eye for detail as well as the most important thing: delivering on time. While modern technology helps a lot to improve the quality of road transport; it does not mean that it all goes automatically. The use of trailers and trucks for road transport demands a lot of the material. Heavy loads, steep hills or broken roads can harm your trailer more than you like.
Now the last thing you want is that your trailer is ‘going down’ because of the severe usage of that asset. The magical word to prevent this from happening is MAINTENANCE. Some take maintenance as an annoying, costly affair and will only repair things on their trailer when it’s really necessary.
Others look at maintenance it in a more professional way; they treat every trailer as a part of the family fleet. A trailer needs love and attention and must be taken care of, both by the driver and by the fleet managers. With regularly scheduled maintenance, you can avoid a lot of troubles. And if you want to stay ahead of the competition, you make sure that your company will never be affected by a trailer incident. In fact, you can foresee technical problems with a trailer and make sure that the repairs are done before the trailer is on the road, going from A to nowhere. This powerful tool is called Predictive Maintenance.
When you merge all trailer data with information about the mileage of a trailer, its age, and the regularly scheduled maintenance, fleet managers can predict the future of a trailer. This forecast is to avoid potential malfunctions inside your trailer fleet. A new step into maximising your business. With Predictive Maintenance, you gain maximum control of your trailer’s condition and your future costs.
Whether you need instant, regular, preventive or predictive trailer maintenance; TIP Trailer Services always examines a trailer thoroughly. We control brakes, air system, air pressure, tyres, the electric circuit, damage on the chassis, walls, ceiling, doors, locks and so on. The TIP technical experts in the TIP workshops look after your trailers as if they were their own. And of course, they have their statistics about the Ten Most Common Trailer Repairs. Use this to know what you can expect, the next time you make a stop at one of the TIP Trailer workshops in Europe.
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