Top 3 Causes of Truck Repair Delays
The biggest reasons for the delay is repairs is that the parts aren't available and have to be shipped in from somewhere else, and the fact that sometimes, problems aren't diagnosed properly. So, when you are making repairs, you might not be fixing the actual problem because it wasn't diagnosed properly. It is important that everyone inside the repair shop are all on the same page so that the repairs that are performed can be done so in a timely manner.
- Fleets want to maximize downtime as much as possible for repairs to get them back on the road again.
- Not being diagnosed properly and parts that needed to be ordered elsewhere were two big problems.
- Every bay needs to have computers for proper diagnosis and knowledge to repair the problems.
“During last fall’s meeting of the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council, the Service Provider Study Group led a session focused on maximizing uptime.”