ARI® has developed the first technology that can precisely measure how long a vehicle is out of service and provide data to proactively manage the reduction of a fleet's total downtime, a universally recognized challenge for many fleet managers.
Historically, vehicle downtime has been measured using arbitrary data points that estimated when a vehicle entered the shop, when a repair was finished and when vehicle was returned to driver. Lacking a better alternative, this method has been the standard practice for years. Still, fleet managers have found it difficult to measure how long the vehicle is waiting to be serviced or how long it sits at the shop after service is complete.
ARI VehicleDowntimeView® uses GPS monitoring and telematics data to pinpoint the exact moment a vehicle arrives at and departs from a shop. ARI has geo-fenced more than 68,000 shops in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom so that a fleet manager is notified when any vehicle with a telematics device crosses a virtual border surrounding the shop property.
"If a vehicle is down for a few hours, that means your employee isn't in the field serving customers or generating revenue for your company," said Tony Candeloro, vice president. "And if a driver requires a rental vehicle for a more complex repair, that expense negatively impacts that fleet's total cost of ownership. ARI VehicleDowntimeView can help fleet managers get vehicles back to work."
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