North Reading Receives $10,000 Grant for Maintenance Tracking Software
As part of its commitment to safety and controlling costs, the Town of North Reading was awarded a $10,000 loss control grant to purchase new vehicle maintenance software. North Reading received the grant from the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA), which provides property and casualty insurance to the town.
MIIA awards loss control grants to its member municipalities to fund equipment purchases and implement training programs that address safety and loss prevention issues. With the new software, municipal staff will be able to easily and accurately track when and what maintenance has been performed on the town’s vehicles, and will also receive alerts when a particular vehicle is due for repair. Boosting regular maintenance of municipal fleets is a high priority for MIIA, as these proactive efforts help protect the town, its employees and citizens by avoiding accidents and potentially costly claims.
Town Administrator Greg Balukonis said he is excited to see the new software up and running. “This software will fill a need that is critical given the high cost and hours necessary to undertake major repairs as a result of deferred vehicle maintenance,” he said. “The Town’s goal is to use technology to promote cost savings and efficiency wherever possible.”
The Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association is the non-profit insurance arm of the Massachusetts Municipal Association. As a member-based organization, MIIA’s only focus is to provide excellent service and quality risk management solutions to Massachusetts municipalities and related public entities. MIIA insures nearly 400 cities, towns, and other public entities in Massachusetts. For more information please visit www.emiia.org and www.mma.org.