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Fleet management strategy: Material Handling Equipment maintenance

Friday, April 17, 2015

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

My latest article in Fleet Management Weekly is all about one of the most important subjects related to material handling equipment: Fleet maintenance.

Material handling equipment maintenance

It’s one thing to have a checklist of normal things to take care of, like checking batteries, cables, electric wires and spark plugs for wear and corrosion; transmission fluid for appropriate level, color and odor and hoses and hydraulic valves for leaks or breaks in the sealing.

But what’s really valuable is a fleet maintenance plan – and this article provides some recommendations for developing one. Read it here:

Spring Into Material Handling Equipment Maintenance

Having and sticking to a maintenance plan not only enhances safety and productivity, but reduces costs.

If you’d like to read some of the other blogs we’ve posted on this series of articles, you can find them here:

Understand material handling equipment costs

Fleet asset management: Material Handling Equipment 101

Leasing vs buying material handling equipment

Material handling trends for 2015

And if you have a topic you’d like me to cover in my series of article on material handling equipment, please let me know!

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