H. R. Ewell has a master plan to reshape its business, and part of the plan is implementing green initiatives. With a fleet of 148 power units and locations in six states, company officials knew they needed a fleet maintenance software solution that could improve truck energy usage. They also needed a solution that would track breakdowns, inspections, maintenance and vendors work, while providing increased visibility into costs and operations.
They selected Trimble fleet maintenance software, a seamless end-to-end solution that plans and manages all maintenance activities. With Trimble fleet maintenance, the company controls preventative maintenance schedules, parts inventory, fuel and tire usage, mechanics hours and billing.
In addition, Trimble fleet maintenance has helped the company reach its goal of automating fleet maintenance lifecycle tracking, increase warranty reimbursement dollars, improve training and productivity and increase accountability.
The result has been a savings of $100,000 in inventory over 12 months and a projected 30 percent reduction in the number of tires in stock. In addition, the company has reduced lost productivity from sorting and storing paper invoices.
Finally, H.R. Ewell has implemented clean freight strategies like single, wide-base tires to replace traditional dual tires, and is tapping into a local landfill to use methane instead of propane gas. With Trimble technology as its software partner, H.R. Ewell’s long-term quality improvement and cost savings look bright.