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Accident Management Cost Trends in 2009

Many fleets in 2009 chose to forego cosmetic repairs, increase use of aftermarket parts, and focus on proactive accident management to control costs.


Full Maintenance Program Aids Cost Control

Often the target of corporate cost-paring measures in tough economic times, fleet maintenance expense can be managed with a program offering fixed costs and predictable budgets.


Commercial Fleet Buying Intentions Remain Cautious for 2011-MY

Corporations continue to be uncertain about the strength of the economic recovery. As a result, companies remain cautious about their fleet ordering volumes. Many are right-sizing vehicles and lengthening replacement cycles.


Hard & Soft Cost Impacts of Extended Vehicle Cycling

Lengthening vehicle replacement cycles significantly affects such bottom-line important issues as fleet maintenance budgets, fuel economy, resale values, safety and ergonomics issues, company image, and driver morale.


Maintenance Costs Up Due to Frequency of Repair Increases

Maintenance costs increased in 2009 due to higher cost of replacement tires, PM oil changes, and labor rates. However, the biggest factor was widespread deferment of vehicle replacement, resulting in the operation of older units.


Strange but True

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Top 6 Fleet Trends in the Medium-Duty Truck Market

Medium-duty truck sales have declined sharply, as have resale values, due to the recession and the slowdown in new construction. Many fleets are extending service lives, which threatens to increase future maintenance costs.


Bright Ideas Energize Fleet Management

From acquisition to remarketing, a compilation of best ideas in managing successful, cost-effective, and efficient fleets is presented.


Fleet Car Maintenance Costs Increase 5% in 2008

Replacement tire costs rose 5 percent and labor rates increased 3-4 percent in 2008-CY. Although extended OEM warranties protect powertrains against catastrophic failures, expanded maintenance requirements may increase cost.


All About Medium-Duty Work Truck Engines

Defining exactly what a truck must do is the first step in spec’ing a medium-duty truck engine.

Research and Best Practices

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Fleet Maintenance Management System Best Practices

See how one fleet implemented a universal system to reduce operating costs, instill accountability, save time and increase efficiency.

Useful Whitepapers

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The 5 Financial Challenges of In-House Maintenance
Putting maintenance in the hands of an expert allows fleets to prevent breakdowns, reduce employment costs, improve CSA scores, recuce liability, and improve total cost of ownership.
Change Your Filter, Green Your Fleet
Choosing the right oil filter enables you to make a green statement and cut maintenance expenses.
Is Your Oil Filter Short Changing Your Engine's Protection?
Fleets have a choice when it comes to oil filter technology. Conventional filters are less expensive, but have several fundamental flaws, while reusable filters use better methods and materials to ensure that oil lubricates the engine effectively and efficiently and, potentially, reduce long-term cost.
Reduce Your Oil Change Costs By Up To 50%
Take a look at these seven steps for choosing the right oil and filter combination for your fleet.

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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