Fleet Group Helps Co-op Top Distance
Problem: Your electric cooperative has 75 trucks, trailers and other vehicles, each with their own maintenance and registration schedules.
A Texas co-op has found a way to overcome this logistical nightmare and is saving “time and pain and suffering” in the process, as a co-op official put it.
Medina Electric Co-op, Hondo, is working with Automotive Resources International, a New Jersey company that helps businesses buy, register, maintain and “re-market” service vehicles.
“Anything that rolls, they take care of it and manage it 100 percent,” said Mark Howard, the co-op’s manager of operations.
A website centralizes data for Howard and his staff, making it easier for them to monitor fuel costs and track registration and warranty expirations, among other things.
Previously, Howard said, “invoices flowed in from multiple shops, but now everything comes in one invoice per month.”
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