Downtime tracking system aims to cut TCO

October 10, 2016

Vehicles entering and leaving a garage for servicing work are to be tracked by a new service designed to minimise the impact of downtime on the total cost of ownership (TCO). Global fleet firm ARI has used electronic mapping technology to tag hundreds of garages so that it can monitor exactly when a vehicle enters the premises and when it leaves to provide an accurate picture of vehicle downtime. Key benefits include a real-time picture of how long it takes for a vehicle to be serviced and also how long it sits in the workshop after servicing is complete. Tony Candeloro, vice president, customer information systems and product innovation said the system ensured vehicles were back on the road quickly, which minimised vehicle ownership costs related to servicing and replacement rental vehicles.

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