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Uptake helping increase uptime during COVID-19 outbreak

March 30, 2020
Company offering fleets free predictive maintenance software to ensure trucks keep moving essential items

Companies with fleets tasked with moving goods to meet the COVID-19 demand now can register for free Uptake predictive maintenance software.

With the help of AI-enabled predictive maintenance tools, vehicles transporting food, personal wellness and medical supplies will be less likely to break down, ensuring our hospitals and communities receive necessities in a timely manner, the company maintained.

As COVID-19 spreads throughout our world, consumers continue to pack their carts in response to the pandemic. Grocery store shelves are empty, Target and Walmart shelves are bare of everyday items, and Amazon is suspending shipments of all nonessential products to its warehouses. The headline across the globe has become: Demand is high, supply is low.

The delivery of supplies and the restocking of shelves is crucial, which is dependent on the trucks and vehicles that transport those goods into each community.

There are an estimated 3.5 million Class 8 trucks on American roads today—and more than 5.7 million commercial drivers. Roadside truck breakdowns occur every 10,000 miles. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, these breakdowns must be reduced to ensure the on-time delivery of essential goods and critical supplies.

“Uptake has worked with some of the largest fleets in America to reduce on-road breakdowns by 20%,” said Braden Pastalaniec, vice president of transportation for Uptake. “Given the current environment, we want our software to be available to fleet operators who are responsible for delivering essential items to our nation's communities.

“Our technology is uniquely capable of helping in today’s climate and we are pleased to make it available for free to those who might benefit.”

Uptake can immediately start working with fleets of any size that currently utilize a Geotab telematics device and have either a Pro or ProPlus rate package. Once vehicle data is securely obtained, maintenance recommendations will be delivered within days, allowing fleet maintenance operators to turn mountains of data and hundreds of notifications into actionable insights. The COVID-19 demand calls for the trucking industry to optimize how maintenance is conducted, shifting simple preventive schedules into full predictive strategies.

To learn more and sign up for free predictive maintenance software, email Pastalaniec at [email protected].

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