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Your modern trucks are telling you when they are ailing. Your in-house technicians know how to read the symptoms and make the fixes. But you still seem to have many diagnostic-related headaches. Before you head for the office aspirin cabinet, check out Online Transport Inc. VP of Safety and Maintenance Randy Obermeyer's treatment plan that starts at the dealer and can scale to shops across North America. He talks to our Michael Freeze about how to handle conversations with out-of-house technicians, how to understand the data coming into uptime centers, and how to rethink treatment plan timing. Relieve your maintenance headaches, tune in.   

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Thirty years vehicle maintenance management experience in broad and diversified truck and school bus fleet environments, with a proven track record of reducing operating expenses through lean problem solving processes.
My expertise includes maintenance cost reductions, vehicle specification and purchasing, fuel economy enhancement, and safety improvement skills. Furthermore, my experience with root cause analysis has proven successful in reducing vehicle breakdowns, injuries, and accidents. Also, my involvement in personnel development has led many technicians and drivers to earn multiple championships/awards at various state and national events. Areas such as capital, expense management and process improvement through the implementation of the Technology and Maintenance Council’s (TMC) “Recommended Practices” are skills that have served me well as a Vehicle Maintenance Leader. 

Seth Clevenger

Randy Obermeyer

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Seth Clevenger is managing editor of features at Transport Topics. He plans, writes and edits news features for Transport Topics’ weekly newspaper, supplemental publications and TTNews.com. He also creates video and audio content for Transport Topics’ webcasts, podcasts and radio programming.


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Vivian Sun

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