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 Basics of Fleet Maintenance

Basics of Fleet Maintenance


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245 7 x 10 in.

ISBN: 9780982516348



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Fleet Maintenance is a highly-developed and unique type of maintenance. Because of the large number of similar units, repair data can be analyzed with statistical tools, and there is a high degree of specialization. This book fits in to explain the basics of the field to either a person new to the field or someone new to management of fleets. It takes a soup to nuts approach from specification, acquisition, operating and maintenance and salvage of mobile equipment. It is also a great review for old-timers.

Of course, the focus is on maintenance. Basics of Fleet Maintenance discusses all aspects of maintenance, including preventive maintenance, worker productivity, loss prevention, shop design, planning and scheduling, vendors, fuel, tire management, leasing and much more. If your organization is any way involved with a fleet, whether through delivery vehicles, service vehicles, rail cars, reefer units, construction equipment, etc., you will find this book fascinating!

With questionnaires, assessments and case studies, Basics of Fleet Maintenance contains the information you need to understand the drivers (no pun intended) of costs and decision-making while managing your fleet safely, effectively and reliably.

Excellent for:

  • Fleet Maintenance training text
  • Training new managers and supervisors
  • People installing computer software
  • Reference with full index

Acerca del Autor - Joel Levitt

Joel Levitt is director of projects for's Reliability Leadership Institute and is president of Springfield Resources, a management consulting firm. Joel has extensive experience as a trainer and facilitator, and is recognized as an expert in competency based learning.


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Fleet Issues in Today's Marketplace
Chapter 3: Fleet Management
Chapter 4: Lean Maintenance
Chapter 5: Where Are You Today?
Chapter 6: Basis for Making Decisions
Chapter 7: Maintenance Costs
Chapter 8: Preventive Maintenance Systems and Procedures
Chapter 9: Measuring Worker Productivity
Chapter 10: Work Standards
Chapter 11: Staffing
Chapter 12: Shop Design
Chapter 13: Planning and Scheduling
Chapter 14: MRO Inventory
Chapter 15: Purchasing Maintenance Parts
Chapter 16: Vendors
Chapter 17: Warranties
Chapter 18: Fundamental Questions About Fuel
Chapter 19: Tire Management
Chapter 20: Leasing Mobile Equipment
Chapter 21: Loss Prevention and Fleet Safety
Chapter 22: Ideas to Reduce Your Insurance Costs
Chapter 23: Trading Vehicles
Chapter 24: Vehicle and Equipment Specification
Chapter 25: Case Study in Alternative Use
Chapter 26: Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards
Chapter 27: The Computer Generated Repair Order
Chapter 28: Computerized Maintenance Management System
Chapter 29: Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports
Chapter 30: Using Statistics to Identify Problems
Chapter 31: Fleet Key Performance Indicators
Chapter 32: Routing Systems
Chapter 33: Vehicle Locating Systems
Chapter 34: Vehicle Identification Systems
Chapter 35: Wireless
Chapter 36: Fifty Notes to Take With You

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