Advances in Technology Provide New Insights into Fleet Operations

Advancements in technology are providing fleet operations new insights to their business that can mean the difference between efficiency and wasting time with menial tasks.

Tracking Downtime

As the technology surrounding electronic logging devices (ELDs) continues to develop, fleet operators are given insight into every aspect of their operations. Between asset performance and driver behavior, you can literally see how every aspect of your business is running down to the minute. One aspect of your operation that ELDs can’t show you is how your fleet is performing when your trucks AREN’T running.

Take scheduled maintenance for instance: you may know that the projected time for a truck’s regularly scheduled maintenance is two hours, but do you know why? If your technicians are having to jump through hoops to correctly dispose of waste oil, filters, other fluids, and used tires – your maintenance operations are going to suffer. Your technicians should be working like a pit crew to get each vehicle serviced correctly and quickly, not bumbling around taking extra steps to get a job done that shouldn’t take as long as it does.

Having new oil and fluids is critical to a maintenance operation but you also have to take into consideration: getting rid of the used products is just as important. If your used oil collection tank is full, your maintenance operation shuts down. Waste removal also includes environmental regulations at the state and federal level that can vary from site to site to avoid costly fees and penalties. This means that there is not a cookie-cutter solution that can just be slapped onto your maintenance operations as a whole. This is where Quest comes in.

Custom Solutions

At Quest, we specialize in creating waste removal and recycling programs that not only save your operation money – they save time. Imagine taking that two-hour oil change time to an hour simply by making the waste disposal and recycling process faster. If your technicians don’t have to sort through materials to make sure they are disposed of properly or wait for a used oil collection tank to be emptied, they can get your trucks back where they belong – on the road. We use our sizable buying power and expertise in the industry to make sure that your waste removal services are efficient, cost-effective, and reliable. This makes your business more profitable, and in the long run, keeps your customers happier.

Tracking the Change

Just like a collection of ELDs can show you how your vehicles operate when they are running, Quest can track the efficiency of your waste removal services so that you can see the savings from day one. Your technicians and your office staff won’t have to deal with managing waste removal, because our client support team handles everything. We don’t just give you another aspect of your business to handle, we take that responsibility off your plate and let you get back to doing what you do best.

Contact Quest today, and let’s talk about how we can take your maintenance operation from a complicated and costly necessity to a well-oiled, money-saving machine.


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