Minimizing lead time and freight costs
Using telematics, predictive analysis, and collaborative arrangements to procure parts more quickly and affordably

By Crystal Jeffers


Today’s economy is fraught with an unyielding demand for parts and an increase of delays and shortages. Though these have long-since been issues within the industry, demand and delay have been trending higher at an alarming rate since the onset of the pandemic, leaving many in the lurch as the far reaches of the trucking industry struggle to survive in a rapidly changing market. Whether you handle repairs in-house or outsource to a local shop, being proactive about fleet maintenance is more important now than ever1. Though, at times, it may seem there is not much to be done about the current state of affairs, there are several tools designed to help fleets proactively address part needs and concerns, helping to cut down on lead time and freight costs.