For many, the term “going the distance” is a phrase that signals perseverance. For this construction and real estate development company, it was a sign of a problem. Due to the remote locations of its energy and infrastructure projects, it took their drivers and vehicles far from the nearest certified repair shop. This forced the team into unproductive long trips to complete routine maintenance and DOT inspections.
Bringing the solution to where the problem exists
The client’s fleet team, Wheels Account Team, and the specialists from Wheels’ Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP) collaborated to identify the ideal site for a mobile maintenance pilot project: a project northeast of Los Angeles, 30 miles from any major city.
Wheels partnered with a supplier who could provide mobile preventive maintenance services to the area and developed a process for evening visits to a laydown yard set up by the company where the vehicles are waiting. The vendor completes the maintenance and then reports to Wheels for tracking and billing, making the entire process seamless for the company.
Time savings delivered
The pilot is already a success. Roughly 95 vehicles have already been serviced by the mobile provider. For perspective, dropping off just one vehicle in the nearest town could require two team members driving a two-hour round trip. So far, the project has already saved workers 190 hours. That number will only rise as the number of vehicles needed to complete the project grows, then expands to other sites in coming months