February 06, 2014: The advent of cloud technology and data collection is allowing transit agencies to more efficiently manage fleets by documenting needs and why parts are failing. When it comes to developing best practices for handling fleet maintenance, transit managers have been using data to try and keep on top of repairs and routine maintenance.
But as maintenance departments evaluate their practices, some experts are urging them to think beyond maintenance data and expand their scope into data from all aspects of operations.
A lot of contributions to maintenance needs are due to inefficient operations, said Niranjan Umarane, senior director, product management for Icertis. There needs to be a very holistic way of looking at things in terms of how the costs of fleet maintenance are concerned.
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