FleetNet America, a third-party vendor management company that coordinates emergency roadside events and all other scheduled/unscheduled maintenance management services, has announced what it describes as a cost-effective solution to a common problem that it says will become even more frequent with the full implementation of Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010. FleetNet’s continental 24/7 coverage includes towing and recovery in addition to any maintenance for commercial equipment and material handling equipment through specific customer requirements in the United States and Canada.
FleetNet says many of its customers utilize its emergency roadside services and also have instances where they need immediate assistance on a local level at their facility or a drop yard. The company has initiated the handling of “Simultaneous Events” that will allow customers to call FleetNet to dispatch, follow-up and pay third-party mechanical vendors to handle multiple onsite events with all the specific customer accountability controls, VMRS coding, payment processing and other FleetNet functionality that comes with its services at a lower “per occurrence” fee because of the dispatching of a single vendor for more than one repair performed at the same time.
FleetNet says Simultaneous Events will take advantage of its handling of emergency roadside events to handle immediate on-site mechanical repairs to enable equipment to get repaired before getting on the road, providing a cost savings solution for companies with facilities that do not have dedicated shops or mechanical personnel. Since necessary repairs that are not addressed before getting on the road will cause concern for DOT inspections under CSA 2010 regulations, FleetNet says it is committed to handling equipment maintenance requirements in a highly customized manner, based on the specific desires of our customers to enable the customer to continue to be fully compliant with CSA 2010 requirements.
According to the company, another different remedy to meeting CSA 2010 requirements is its TMcare program solution for positive onsite DOT inspection adherence. Customers have 24/7 online access to unit history files, inclusive of the third-party vendors’ invoices and full accountability of PM and FHWA compliance. FleetNet says TMcare is an extension of its fleet maintenance program and manages the fleet according to the customer’s specifications and current laws.