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Outsourcing preventive maintenance results in savings for Winnipeg fleet

WINNIPEG, Man. -- Darcol International, a 35-truck fleet out of Winnipeg, says it saved $55,000 in maintenance cost...


Darcol's trucks are usually serviced at Custom Truck Sales in Winnipeg.
Darcol's trucks are usually serviced at Custom Truck Sales in Winnipeg.

WINNIPEG, Man. — Darcol International, a 35-truck fleet out of Winnipeg, says it saved $55,000 in maintenance costs by outsourcing its preventive maintenance to Kenworth PremierCare.

The fleet, which hauls furniture and other just-in-time freight between Canada and the US, developed a customized PM solution with Kenworth PremierCare so it could have its trucks serviced at any participating dealer rather than having to run empty miles to get the trucks back to its own shop.

“Our customers rely on our promise to deliver their shipments safely and on time,” said Paul Geiger, president and founder of Darcol International. “Having a good preventive maintenance program is absolutely critical to ensuring that our power units are in top shape and we don’t have delays due to equipment failure. That’s why we rely on the Kenworth PremierCare Preventive Maintenance Program to stay on top of truck maintenance.”

Custom Truck Sales in Winnipeg is the local dealer that initiated the program with Darcol. Geiger said the $55,000 savings achieved in the first year came as a surprise. The fleet uses Kenworth PremierCare’s online maintenance manager which allows dispatchers to schedule regular maintenance and repairs. Custom Truck Sales picks the truck up at Darcol’s facility and returns it when the work is complete.

For more info, call 800-KW-ASSIST or visit www.kenworth.com.


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