Among the suggested solutions, Deloitte identified insourcing vehicle maintenance to reduce expenses lost to outside contractors and suppliers. Eighty percent of Australian mining companies surveyed are looking to bring maintenance in-house.
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Automation reduces maintenance costs by enabling operators to control vehicles within the OEM recommended spec, something not always possible with human drivers. Eliminating variability that exceeds OEM thresholds can stop maintenance issues before they start.