Essentials of Fleet Maintenance course benefits:
1. Learn why computers save money but don't always reduce labor costs;
2. Learn to schedule work effectively;
3. Discover the common pitfalls of computer software;
4. Develop supervision skills to motivate mechanics;
5. Find out what "ground work" needs to be done before a shop goes "on-line";
6. Learn essential preventive maintenance skills;
7. Learn how to deal with upper management effectively;
8. Find out how to train mechanics on nearly anything without spending a fortune;
9. Learn how to present effective meetings and programs; and
10. Understand the maze of state and federal rules that cover maintenance operations.
The program covers topics essential to effective management and administration of motor fleet maintenance operations. Students learn how to cut costs through efficient use of personnel, equipment, and technology, while complying with the maze of State and Federal regulations governing maintenance operations.
· Shop Equipment: equipping for shop safety and compliance and the environment; special tools and equipment.
· Maintenance Shopwork Planning and Scheduling: shop administration; improving maintenance cost control.
· Preventive Maintenance: administering a preventive maintenance (PM) program; how program is monitored, enforced, revised; related factors in setting up a PM program.
· The Functions of Management: the maintenance/equipment manager; the framework of management; running successful shop meetings; quality management systems.
· Maintenance Budgeting: tracking costs; calculating Cost Per Mile and Revenue Per Mile; developing a budget.
· Computers in Maintenance: why, how and what to computerize; steps in choosing the ideal system; organizing your information management system.
· Federal Regulations Applicable to Maintenance Shops: OSHA, EPA, HazMat, Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program, compliance and training programs.
· Labor and Industrial Relations: overview; collective bargaining sessions; management procedures that can reduce grievance rates; strategic involvement.
· Training: The supervisor's role in training; principles of adult learning; effective on-the-job training.