In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, some fleets are working to keep up with the demand for emergency supplies and others need to reduce operational costs and do more with less. Either way, avoiding unscheduled vehicle downtime is critical to succeeding in this uncertain environment.

That’s why we’re excited to announce that Motive Maintenance Reminders are now available to customers with Pro and Enterprise plans. Motive Maintenance Reminders automatically track upcoming vehicle service needs, helping ensure vehicles stay healthy, and generating revenue. Here’s how they work:

Set a schedule

For many fleets, managing a maintenance schedule is a time-intensive process that involves fleet asset tracking dates, mileage, and maintenance history in Excel spreadsheets. With Motive Maintenance Reminders, you can automate much of this process and spend more time focusing on profitability. Vehicle maintenance schedules can be easily created based on time, odometer readings, or usage hours that are triggered directly from the vehicle’s engine. Schedules can be assigned to individual vehicles, vehicle types, or groups of vehicles (e.g. by terminal).

Receive alerts

Rather than constantly trying to figure out when a vehicle needs to get an oil change or new filter, Motive can now email you when a service needs to happen.

Motive also makes it easy to view which reminders are upcoming, overdue, or have been completed.

A complete list of upcoming and past reminders can be viewed with the Maintenance Detail Reminders Report, allowing for improved maintenance planning.

Manage workflows

Once you complete a service for a vehicle, you can add a service note to resolve that reminder. By adding details like date, odometer readings, and engine hours, the next service date reminder will be accurate and automatically scheduled. You can even add details about the maintenance event such as cost and additional notes.

With the Maintenance History Detail Report, you can track cost per vehicle or maintenance type.

This allows you to see which vehicles have been serviced the most and how much money you’ve spent over time. With Motive, you can now track and manage all of your maintenance activities in a single place.

A complete maintenance solution

Motive Vehicle Inspections allow drivers to easily track defects and can be customized for each type of vehicle. Motive Vehicle Diagnostics allow managers to identify and resolve issues before they compromise other parts or result in a breakdown. And now, Motive Maintenance Reminders track and automate your maintenance service schedule. With this release, your investment in Motive is now a complete maintenance management solution.