Fleet Operating Costs Remain Flat In 2013
Operating costs for fuel, replacement tires, maintenance/repairs, and preventive maintenance (PM) oil drains were flat in the 12 months ending August 2013 compared to the prior 12 months.
Annual Accident Management Survey
With accident costs rising slightly over 2012 figures, fleet managers are utilizing more safety technology and instituting driver eduction programs to help increase driver safety and mitigate rising costs.
State of the Commercial Fleet Market in 2013
The most recent run-up in fuel prices and its ongoing price volatility is the top challenge facing fleet managers. Other ongoing issues are cost-control, sustainability, and minimizing liability exposure, such as distracted driving.
Fleet Car Maintenance Costs Increase 7 Percent in 2012-CY
Although costs have increased, many fleets continued to cycle vehicles early to take advantage of still favorable resale market conditions. This strategy has reduced average vehicle age and helped minimize maintenance expenses.