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Fleet management: Brand-independent management of equipment

Friday, July 17, 2015

By: Keith Trumbull, VP, Material Handling Equipment, Element Fleet Management

My series of articles in Fleet Management Weekly continues with a discussion of how you manage your material handling equipment.  The most common ways to handle your fleet assets is to partner with a select manufacturer or to allow warehouse managers to oversee the equipment at each location. 

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In the article, I talk about a different method – one that is proving to be very effective for a number of companies that operate material handling equipment. “Brand independent” management – which means not being aligned with a specific manufacturer or brand – is worth taking a look at if you’re interested in increasing visibility into your overall equipment spend, enhancing consistency in policies and capabilities, reducing equipment maintenance costs and more. I point out four reasons to consider this method of organizing and operating your fleet assets:

4 key advantages to brand independent management 

Let me know what you think!

Here are the other articles in my Fleet Management Weekly series of article about fleet equipment. I hope you find them useful:

10 tips for safe use of material handling equipment  

Forklift Operator Safety 101

Fleet maintenance strategy: Material handling equipment maintenance

Understand material handling equipment costs

Fleet asset management: Material Handling Equipment 101

Leasing vs buying material handling equipment

Material handling trends for 2015

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