Why Brown Transfer Company Turned to AI to Lower Fleet Maintenance Costs

Transforming reactive maintenance into proactive, reliable trucking operations.

Brown Transfer Company is a 4th-generation trucking company that has been exceeding its customers’ expectations for over 90 years. To continue to deliver exceptional results amid a quickly changing industry, Brown Transfer Co. looked to new data-driven technology to deliver greater value in cost-effective ways.

As nationwide trucking rates climb and fleets of all sizes compete for lucrative business opportunities from coast to coast, Brown Transfer Co. knew it had to gain an upper hand on larger players crowding the market. They wanted to use technology to get better data to make better decisions to be a better company.

A more proactive way to do maintenance

Brown Transfer Co. lacked a centralized system for planning and executing maintenance, resulting in a reactive approach. By implementing Asset IO, Uptake’s asset performance management (APM) application, they were able to move to a centralized system, dramatically cut its fleet maintenance costs and reduce vehicle downtime.

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Looking to the future

As Brown Transfer Co. plans for the next 90 years of business, President and COO James Ross noted: “What we really fell in love with about Uptake is that it’s a platform that can grow with us[...].” They looked for a solution that would be able to help them make the best use of their technicians’ time and keep their trucks out on the road — now and in the future.

At the end of the day, for Brown Transfer Co., it’s about keeping its customers’ freight moving and getting their drivers home on time so they can be with their families. Industrial AI helps them do that. Using the power of Uptake’s proprietary industrial AI and machine learning, Brown can use actionable, data-backed insights to make smarter decisions and keep their customers happy.

Interested in learning more about how AI enables true predictive maintenance? See what different maintenance strategies can bring to your business in our fleet maintenance white paper.

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