Archive for Cost Control

Jun 20 2018

Overcoming Obstacles…


“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” —Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924) Author, Publisher

Jun 16 2017

As the Wrench Turns…


The shop managers flicks on the lights to start a brand new week with the thought in mind that he has X number of potential labors hours to use this week. Simultaneously he’s contemplating the precursors that will prevent him from meeting his utilization & service goals and other resources at his disposal. As the fleet wrenches turn, […]

Jun 14 2017

The Moment…


“The moment you accept responsibility for EVERYTHING in your life is the moment you gain the power to change ANYTHING in your life.” —Hal Elrod (born 1979) – Motivational Speaker

Apr 26 2013

As The Wrench Turns…


It’s no secret that the mechanic shortage is as prevalent as the driver shortage, and the fleet that manages to retain its service technicians — and keep them content and productive for the long term — has a huge financial advantage. That’s because as the fleet wrenches turn, their efficiency will mirror the profitability of […]

Sep 01 2012

Capturing Maximum Tire Life


Perfectly good tires will lose 2 to 4 psi each month which varies due to heating up and cooling down from use. Yes, the air escapes through the pores of the rubber. If the recommended pressure is 100psi then 90 days from the last time they were inflated properly the tire will be down as […]

Aug 31 2012

Fuel Cost Control


Fuel is the number one (1) variable cost that presents the biggest challenge for leaders in the transportation industry because it’s directly impacted by the laws of supply and demand as well as ramifications from global political events. In short, it’s the most variable of variable costs.  As such when the U.S. Economy picks up […]