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Page 64 of 73 August 2019 • 63 INNOVATIONS REPORT FLEET ADVANTAGE Travis Wynes, CTP, is Director of Fleet Ser- vices for Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing and lifecycle cost management. factor for acquiring new trucks. However, the survey shows that costs are not the only con- cern fleets have regarding maintenance; 26.7 percent also believe a safe, well-maintained truck is most beneficial in driver recruit- ment and retention—critical since the driver shortage remains a difficult issue for many fleet operators. This issue will only grow in the coming years, as fleets look to either replace trucks or add to their mix to handle more demand. With more vehicles coming online, how can software and data analytics help fleets better manage M&R activities and spend? Today's leading Asset Management software enables private fleets to leverage intuitive dash- boards instead of complicated spreadsheets and allows users to create their own custom view with information most pertinent to their operation: Vehicle performance and utiliza- tion; fuel economy; M&R data; exception and non-reporting units; and, replacement vehicle savings, along with finance costs— providing a holistic picture of the total cost of operating the fleet. When implementing an asset management platform to focus on M&R, the following data sets should be taken into consideration: • M&R Cost by VMRS codes and description • M&R Cost by VMRS by subcategory • M&R Cost by invoice average • M&R CPM by location and model year • M&R Cost by cab configuration • Total M&R Cost by OEM and model year • Maintenance servicing history per truck • Preventative maintenance measures; brakes; expendable items; exhaust systems; fuel sys- tems; etc. Easily monitoring these trends and man- aging these metrics will help to make more efficient, cost saving decisions and ulti- mately reduce total cost of truck ownership. Additionally, heavy-duty trucks must be well maintained throughout the year and be pre- pared for all weather patterns. It's important to take every precaution necessary, partic- ularly with M&R to ensure the safety of drivers operating the trucks as well as other motorists. As such, it would be wise for fleets to pay particularly close attention to the latest software innovations that leverage fleet performance data and analytics to track all M&R activity to help ensure each truck is operating at a premium level. This will not only ensure safety for all on the road, it will significantly help the bottom line as well. — Fleet Advantage LLC, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., NO EQUAL Our unmatched product and service standards provide confidence, peace-of-mind and value-added results to architects, engineers, contractors and concrete producers serious about long-term concrete waterproofing, protection and durability. More than 40 years of independent testing of our original crystalline technology ... and still No Equal. 1.800.961.4477 | Adding Xypex to the concrete mix benefits everyone...including you. The World Standard in Concrete Waterproofing by Crystallization Concrete (Untreated) Xypex Crystallization (Initiated) Xypex Crystallization (Mature) Electron Microscope Images are the property and copyright of Xypex Chemical Corporation.

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