An excellent way to organize and manage the maintenance, repair, and checkup needs of your company trucks is to hire a fleet service provider to take care of it all for you. Here are a few features to look for when choosing a prospective company to work with:  

Mobile Service Options

An important consideration to make when comparing fleet service providers is whether they offer mobile options. It's not always convenient to have to take a truck in for maintenance or repairs, especially when a needed repair is unexpected or service is needed while a driver is on the road. So, make sure that the companies you consider hiring offers mobile service options. Find out from each prospective company how much those services cost so you can compare them to one another and determine which provider will be the most convenient and affordable as time goes on.

Extended Business Hours

Another thing to think about when choosing a fleet service provider to work with is their business hours. If they aren't open 7 days a week and into the evenings, you may find it tough to schedule maintenance and repairs as needed due to your truck drivers' schedules and customer needs. While the company you ultimately hire doesn't have to be open 24 hours a day to accommodate your needs, make sure they're open outside of your own operating hours at least sometimes throughout the week and that they're willing to provide on-call services in an emergency.

Multiple Certifications

You should also make sure that the company you decide to hire technicians that are certified through a variety of different programs to ensure that they have a wide range of knowledge and experience. Look for a company that hires technicians who are certified through the ASE as well as:

  • Tech-Net
  • AC Delco
  • TSS

The technicians should also have factory training for the types of trucks you have within your fleet, as this will ensure that they have the expertise needed to deal with your company's specific needs as time goes on.

Detailing Services

For convenience, consider hiring a company that offers detailing as part of their services so you can keep your trucks in tip-top shape both mechanically and visually using the same service plan. Many companies offer detailing services that can be scheduled with regular maintenance sessions or checkups so you never have to think about your company's image when your trucks are on the road.

Making sure that the fleet service provider you choose to hire offers these features will help ensure that your company's needs and preferences will be met long-term.