Fleet maintenance

jkkalbers

Senior Member
Location
Minneapolis MN
I was wondering if anyone used or new of any inexpensive Fleet maintenance software. I run 10 trucks and a dozen other pieces of eqipment, and I can never keep straight what has been done to them and what needs to be done.
Thanks
Jason
 

Snoworks

Senior Member
Location
Glenview
I just made up my own program on exel. Its cheap and works for me. Plus I can change it around if I need to add anything to it. I use it to track mant. on my trucks, plows, equipment, etc. Although, would be nice to see how other people track mant. CGB
 

Snoworks

Senior Member
Location
Glenview
I can post it on this thread. I just need to connect my buisness computer to the internet. Give me a day or so! We can critique it online and make a standard format for all plowsite members, if they have a need for it.

CGB :D
 

Mick

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Maine
Snoworks, Excel spreadsheets work very well for that purpose but I understand they're not widely used anymore. I know I have a new computer that didn't come with Excel and have all these old files I can't even open:realmad:

To install Excel software is around $100.
 

Rob

PlowSite.com Veteran
A lot of new computers (pc flavor) only come with MS Works now, which does not include Excel. But, there is a free viewer that you can download so you can at least open your old files and view them. You can't edit them or anything, but you can at least see the contents. I believe it was called XLViewer, found it using google.
 

long0

Senior Member
Location
Colorado
Mick,
If you purchased Excel for your old computer, and don't use that machine anymore, it is not against copyright laws to load it on your new machine.

MSworks should have a converter to enable you to view and modify Excel spreadsheets. I believe it is under File -> Import -> Excel Spreadsheet, or something similar. Try to find the import feature.

Andy
 

Mick

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Maine
Thanks, Rob and long0. I got the XLViewer so I could at least open them. Since they're all historical records, I don't need to edit. My wife is grateful, too. I was having an ongoing fit about "losing" all that data.
 
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