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Darry Stuart

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Fleet Data is Like a Hunting Dog

Posted by Darry Stuart on Sep 17, 2018 8:46:22 AM

Data for trucking fleets is like a hunting dog . . . it points you in the right direction, but you have to take the critical step of aiming and pulling the trigger.

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Topics: Fleet management

Deep or Shallow Tread Rubber? 10 Factors to Consider

Posted by Darry Stuart on Jan 5, 2018 12:01:32 PM

When deciding between deep or shallow tread truck tires, I recommend that fleet managers and owner operators consider 10 key factors.

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Topics: Fleet management

Gizmos in the Trucking Industry. Sound Appealing, But Be Careful!

Posted by Darry Stuart on Nov 30, 2017 8:49:51 AM

What exactly is a "gizmo?" I define it as an unspecified object that you don’t know the proper name for and have little confidence that the product will actually work.

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Topics: Fleet management

Parts Management Tips for Trucking Fleets

Posted by Darry Stuart on Jan 31, 2017 8:43:45 AM

An effective strategy and well-functioning system for parts management will help fleet operations reduce vehicle downtime, increase efficiency, lessen excess inventory and decrease capital costs.

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Topics: Fleet management

6 Inventory Control Tips for Fleets

Posted by Darry Stuart on Oct 24, 2016 11:38:32 AM

Parts inventories can be intimidating to manage, and if not done well, can be costly. On average, parts are 50 percent of what labor cost is for the typical trucking fleet.

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Topics: Fleet management

Maintain & Motivate Your Maintenance Managers

Posted by Darry Stuart on Aug 25, 2016 2:39:01 PM

In my last post we talked about the frustrations of an executive maintenance leader. Now let's talk about how fleet management can reduce these frustrations to help maintain and motivate their maintenance leaders.

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Topics: Fleet management

Why are Fleets Losing Their Maintenance Managers?

Posted by Darry Stuart on Jun 13, 2016 2:41:50 PM

There’s a lot of well-founded discussion in the trucking industry about the shortage of technicians. I believe an even bigger potential impact on fleet performance, however, is the lack of qualified maintenance managers.

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Topics: Fleet management

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