Outsourcing of vehicle repairs is now industry’s preferred choice when it comes to maintaining their HGVs, according to the latest survey produced by Motor Transport and sister title Commercial Motor. Nearly two-thirds (60%) of operators surveyed chose to send vehicles off-site for repair, with one-third of those picking main dealerships as their preferred option. The research also highlighted that larger operators would be more likely to opt for a main dealership, while smaller businesses would be more likely to pick […]
Wincanton’s commercial vehicle maintenance division, Pullman Fleet Services, has performed well in the first quarter of the current financial year, its parent has said.
Operators servicing their vehicles in-house suffer more breakdowns each year than those using alternative maintenance arrangements, according to exclusive research. MT’s UK Commercial Vehicle Operator Report, produced in association with Texaco, reveals that vehicles maintained at an operator’s workshop will on average suffer more breakdowns during the course of a year than those visiting either independent workshops are franchised dealers. While the average breakdown rate is 22.13 incidents a year per operator – drawn from the report’s sample of 500 […]
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