If you have a transportation-related business, then you want to stay on top of the maintenance and servicing needs of your fleet. All your vehicles should be kept in the best working condition possible. This is going to help to decrease the risks of accidents, help to keep the repair bills lower, and even help you to cut down on your fuel costs. Here is more information on reasons why it can be a good thing to hire a mechanic to work directly for your business:
The mechanic will get to know the vehicles
Each vehicle can have its own quirks and when you are taking it to a new mechanic each time, they will be looking at it for the very first time, and they won't be aware of those quirks. This can cause you to pay for more as the mechanics want to look further into things that a mechanic who is familiar with the vehicle would already know about it. They know what tests they have run and would have determined the issue, made repairs, or determined that there is no need to perform any repairs for that particular problem.
The mechanic will always be available
If one or more of the vehicles in your fleet is in need of repairs, then you want them done as soon as possible. Having those cars in the shop for days, or even longer, can directly affect your business negatively. When you are taking the cars into a shop, you may have to wait for a while before they can be taken care of. However, when you have your own mechanic on staff, they will be able to look at the cars and repair them right away because they won't have several other customers ahead of you. This means your cars will be back in service as quickly as possible.
The mechanic can keep the vehicles in good working condition
When you have a fleet, you need to be sure the vehicles are all serviced on time and properly maintained. The easiest way for you to make sure this is done on time and with as little hassle as possible is to have the mechanic on staff. They can keep track of the maintenance and service records for each vehicle, as well as the repair records. When any of the vehicles in the fleet are in need of things like oil changes or brake changes, they can get right on them.