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Dedicated Account Owner
Your dedicated account owner is there to find opportunities and strategies to maximize your fleet and prevent downtime.
Full Service Repairs
Offering truck, trailer and tank repairs, we handle everything for you from the beginning to the end, including servicing refrigerated trucks and trailers.
Customized Program to Meet Your Needs
Our dedicated team works with you to coordinate the best preventative maintenance plan for you. We can customize your maintenance tracking, reporting and metrics with the latest technology.
Blaine Brothers works to simplify, automate and streamline your bill while increasing your efficiencies and optimizing your bottom line. We work to get you the best cost while working with the brands you trust. We have a network of partners and providers that you benefit from by working with us through our volume purchasing power to get a better price.
Safety and Compliance
We stay abreast to the latest safety and compliance requirements and help you improve your scores along the way.
Meet Delivery Schedules
With 24/7 service, 8 locations across the Midwest, GPS tracking, flexibility with in shop repairs or on site repairs, and our own fleet of service and tow trucks to service you anytime, you can feel confident about meeting your delivery schedules.
Some of our amazing Fleet Maintenance customers
Fleet Maintenance FAQS
How much does it cost to maintain a fleet?
The cost of maintaining your fleet will depend on the rates of your fleet maintainer and the number of vehicles you need to be maintained. Each vehicle will have maintenance costs around $0.12 to $0.19 per mile, according to HDT.
If you are using a fleet management company, they will also frequently be able to offer better per-vehicle rates when you commit to having more vehicles in your fleet. They will usually offer terms of service that make hiring them more attractive than in-house fleet maintenance.
Why is fleet maintenance important?
Fleet maintenance is important primarily because it keeps your fleet operating safely and consistently. It’s also important because it can help manage and project maintenance costs for budgetary planning. Having a mechanical repair partner that can act as your primary fleet maintenance location will simplify repair authorizations and billing.
Poor maintenance is one of the biggest causes of mechanical failure as well, so the importance of fleet maintenance is even greater than many realize. Proper fleet maintenance can ensure that fleet vehicles can be used when needed and that they are in a condition that keeps the driver safe on the road.
How often should fleet vehicles be serviced?
Fleet vehicles should be serviced on a similar timeline as personal vehicles. They should see routine maintenance at least every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. In some cases, this may mean once a month, in others it may mean every ten days or so. Service for fleet vehicles should include not only oil changes and other periodic routine maintenance but preventative maintenance, such as tune-ups, as well.
How can fleet management be improved?
There are many ways to improve fleet management, and most of them will take considerable effort from the fleet manager, as well as a potential financial investment. First and foremost, make sure you have GPS tracking on all large assets like vehicles and other equipment.
Make sure periodic inspections are scheduled so that the condition of your fleet can be closely monitored, and you can stay ahead of many unexpected repairs. Leverage a monitoring service that can give you insight into the activity and use of your fleet assets, as well as into any potentially dangerous or wasteful fleet operator behavior.
Additionally, make sure that any routes have been preplanned and optimized to reduce or eliminate driver-based inefficiencies. This can cut down on delays and fines by a significant amount. Finally, be sure that all timekeeping information can be verified so that accuracy in reporting can be maintained.
What You Can Expect From Blaine Brothers
Blaine Brothers is the premier Fleet Maintenance company in the Upper Midwest. Servicing many different sizes of companies, you can be sure that our fleet maintenance professionals will provide you with quality service in order to keep your trucks on the road. Here are just a few of the qualities and services that make us stand out from the rest of the competition:
- Customized maintenance tracking
- Competitive rates
- Brands you trust
- 24/7 service
- 8 locations to service you
- In shop repair or on site repairs
- 8 Heavy-duty tow trucks
- Customized reporting metrics
- GPS tracking
- 35 mobile service trucks
- Truck, trailer and tank repairs
- Tank testing
- Free pickup and delivery
- DOT certified inspectors
- Reefer Repair Service
Fleet Maintenance Blogs
Importance of Heavy-Duty Truck Preventative Maintenance
General maintenance is what determines the lifespan of your heavy-duty truck. However, to keep your heavy-duty trucks and fleets running on a day-to-day basis, you also need to perform routine […]READ MORE
Maintaining & Maximizing The Life Of Your Heavy Duty Truck Tires
If you operate a heavy duty truck, you know just how effective it is as you complete your daily tasks. The introduction of these types of trucks has transformed many […]READ MORE
Importance of Servicing Your Reefer & APU’s
Transporting and hauling is the backbone of the United States freight shipping system. In 2019 alone, the trucking industry hauled 11.84 billion tons of goods around the country. This accounted […]LEARN MORE
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If you’re looking for high quality fleet maintenance services, get in touch with the service professionals at Blaine Brothers today!
10011 Xylite Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55449
1325 Hwy 45
Cloquet, MN 55720
750 Heaton BLVD
Clearwater, MN 55320
2500 Alreich Ave
Baldwin, WI 54002
10070 Davenport ST. NE
Blaine, MN 55449