"I am convinced truckers don't do truck maintenance work because they necessarily want to - but because they generally feel they have to," he said.
"When suppliers can do maintenance the way the customers want it done, I predict the customers won't want to do it anymore. Why would you? Shippers don't pay for maintaining trucks, they pay for shipping freight.
"The increasing complexity, capital investment and operating costs of maintenance in a risky and changing market will make investments in truck maintenance seem increasingly ‘non-core.' Shop time doesn't produce profits - only wheel time does."
In wrapping up his comments, Delaney predicted: "New systems for standardizing maintenance operations across multiple locations, better customer communications protocols and better capabilities for sending and sharing technical data and maintenance records will start to separate advanced maintenance providers from the rest of the pack. And then the truck maintenance industry will consolidate.
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