It’s Time to Prioritize Your Fleet Maintenance Service


Prioritizing fleet maintenance is critical to improving uptime, reducing costs, and increasing operational efficiency. We believe every fleet can achieve greater uptime, reduced costs, increase operational efficiency, and achieve 100% compliance by following these simple steps: planning ahead, implementing a PM program, establishing a strategic part purchasing program and optimizing scheduling technology.

How Planning Ahead Can Make A Difference:

Planning ahead requires equal parts data collection, asset management and identifying demand patterns. Here are a few points to consider:

  • How many assets does your fleet own, lease, or plan to buy in the next 12 months?
  • What is the age, vehicle mileage, and current condition of each asset?
  • When is your fleet in highest demand? When is the optimal time for maintenance services? First, second or third shift?

There are many more factors to consider to truly plan ahead. Working with an up-to-date fleet list and understanding your fundamental service needs is a great first step in the right direction to increasing uptime and reducing costs.

Why Routine Maintenance is Vital for Fleets:

One of the best ways to improve the uptime of your fleet is to set up an efficient PM program. Here are a few tips:

  • Prioritize your maintenance, don’t delay inspections or routine maintenance. Set a schedule and stick to it.
  • Determine your fleet’s pain points, and which areas are impacting your bottom line the most.
  • Utilize both mileage and time-based PM intervals. It’s a good practice to have both time and mileage-based PMs to ensure your vehicles have regular fluid replacements and safety inspections.

How To Save Money With Proper Inventory and Relationships:

Planning ahead and implementing a PM program are critical, but once a problem is determined with a vehicle, accessing the appropriate parts can change the timeframe in which the vehicle is fixed considerably. When it comes to getting vehicles back on the road quickly, many companies face one limiting factor: the availability of parts.

We believe a strategic parts program is essential to quick turnaround and technician utilization. While purchasing parts ahead of time may seem expensive, no part is more expensive than the cost of vehicle downtime.

How Custom Maintenance Portals Can Improve Operational Efficiency:

Amerit has built The HUB, a proprietary, custom-built portal to communicate maintenance needs, order parts, and schedule services with our customers. While our technology is proprietary, developed and managed entirely in-house, we have seen positive impacts:

  • Reduces confusion and back-and-forth communication between fleet operators, drivers, and the mechanics.
  • Reduces wait times for service and routine maintenance.
  • Improving operational efficiency by combining one platform for billing, parts purchasing, report data and maintenance requests.


There are many factors to consider when looking to improve the uptime of your fleet, reduce costs, and increase operational efficiency. We believe in a multi-faceted approach to prioritize fleet maintenance over other areas can create meaningful impact and add significant improvement to your business’ bottom line.

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Amerit’s trusted and respected team of fleet maintenance professionals leverage a nationwide infrastructure paired with electric and alternative fuel expertise, to provide custom-built maintenance programs to fleets across the country. Our team of highly skilled technicians and managers provide maintenance and repair programs for over 285,000 assets to improve clients’ fleet time, safety and reliability. Amerit’s comprehensive and innovative service solutions, paired with a custom approach driven by core values of partnership and integrity, delivering peace-of-mind to customers while keeping their assets on the road, anywhere across the country. For more information, please visit



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