Managing one of the Southern Hemispheres largest fleet of truck & trailer units (400+), requires are really accurate preventative maintenance plan. The units are required to run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during peak production, 3 employees are responsible for daily pre start checks, tanker hygiene and visual appearance.
To assist in the maintenance program Fonterra operate on a autonomous maintenance program, which has been developed by the maintenance department. Maintainers train the operators in standard preventative maintenance, problem solving and have set very clear standards around how the machinery should managed. This has allowed the maintainers to work harder on business critical issues and utilises their skills more effectively.