Shop Staffing

It's all about maximizing effectiveness

In general, outsourcing should be used when the work can be performed at a lower cost than a shop can provide, when the infrequency of the repair type keeps the organization from gaining economies of scale and when regulatory issues make certain tasks too burdensome to the organization, Bellamy says.

Additionally, outsourcing is an option when there is a surge in work flow that can not be handled in a timely manner by fleet maintenance.


Information on ordering NAFA's Fleet Maintenance Operations Guide and companion CD-ROM can be accessed on the association's website at or by calling (609) 720-0882. The guide is available as an e-download or on CD.

The price for NAFA members is $49 for the e-download or $69 for the CD. The non-member price is $82 for the e-download and $99 for the CD.

Orders for CDs will include a $2 shipping and handling charge.

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