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March 1, 2017

Fleet Replacement Tire Costs Decline

Passenger car tire prices are anticipated to increase in CY-2017. The key factors influencing future replacement tire prices are the cost of materials and the continuing trend to larger diameter and unique tire sizes.

March 1, 2017

Extended Oil Intervals Keep Preventive Maintenance Costs Flat

Extended oil-drain intervals and flat labor rates have helped to offset increases in the cost of motor oil because of the expanded use of synthetic oils. In 2017, higher labor rates may exert upward pressure on PM costs.

March 1, 2017

Fleet Maintenance Expenses Decrease in CY-2016

Fleet passenger car maintenance expenses declined by 7%.

November 18, 2016

PM Transaction Costs Up But Longer Intervals Keep Costs Flat

The auto OEMs continue to adopt more stringent motor oil requirements, which increases the cost of each PM service. But, the intervals between services have continued to widen, mitigating some of the additional costs.

November 18, 2016

Fleet Maintenance, Repair Costs Remain Flat

Fleet maintenance costs have remained flat over the past 12 months, compared to CY-2015, despite price increases in replacement parts and labor rates. The primary factor keeping prices flat is overall vehicle quality.

October 10, 2016

ARI VehicleDowntimeView Tracks Repair Times

ARI has developed VehicleDowntimeView, technology that uses GPS monitoring and telematics data to measure how long a vehicle is out of service and provide data to manage the reduction of a fleet’s total downtime.

August 18, 2016

How Much are Flat Tires Costing You?

Automotive Fleet’s flat tire survey has been extended to Friday, Sept. 1. The survey is designed to help fleets get a better idea of how much flat tires are costing them.

August 16, 2016

ARI 's Fleet Health Tool Identifies Higher-Cost Vehicles

ARI has begun offering the Fleet Health Card, an analytical tool that helps fleet managers identify problematic vehicles that have the biggest impact on cost and reliability.

March 1, 2016

Fleet Maintenance Tire Costs Remain Flat

The current tire cost stability may be short lived. The forecast is for a 2- to 3-percent cost increase in CY-2016 driven by unique tire sizes, run-flats, and limited replacement tire availability for certain vehicles.

March 1, 2016

Fleet Maintenance Oil Intervals Extended

Preventive maintenance expenses were flat in CY-2015. Although the average cost per PM has risen, oil drain intervals have been extended.

March 1, 2016

Fleet Car Maintenance Costs Increase Less Than 1%

Costs tracked by the annual maintenance survey in 2015 include unscheduled repairs, PM, tires, and replacement rentals.

October 16, 2015

Operating Costs Flat for Third Consecutive Year

Calendar-year 2015 marks the third consecutive year that fleet operating costs have remained stable compared to the past three years, primarily due to the continuing softness in gasoline and diesel prices. Replacement tires, the second highest operating cost, were stable due to the ongoing softness in commodity prices, primarily rubber and oil, while increased maintenance intervals contributed to lower maintenance costs for fleets. The forecast is more of the same for CY-2016.

May 6, 2015

Maintenance Inefficiencies Costing USPS $21.8M a Year

The U.S. Postal Service could reduce its maintenance costs by $21.8 million a year by improving oversight of its mechanics and right-sizing staffing at vehicle garages, according to finding by the U.S. Office of Inspector General.

April 29, 2015

Fuel Costs, Financing Drive Car Ownership Costs Lower

The annual cost to own and operate a vehicle has fallen to $8,698, a nearly 2% drop from last year due to declines in gas prices and finance charges, according to AAA.

March 10, 2015

Maintenance Costs Increase with Longer Service Lives, Recalls

Doing CY-2014, passenger car CPM maintenance costs were up 13 percent as the average age of units in operation increased due to fewer companies engaging in vehicle shortcycling and recalls caused a double-digit spike in rental costs.

October 20, 2014

15 Factors Putting Downward Pressure on Fleet Operating Costs

For the second consecutive year, total fleet operating costs have remained flat for commercial fleets when compared to the prior year. This blog identifies the 15 factors that are putting downward pressure on fleet operating costs.

July 25, 2014

Fleet Chooses Full-Service Leasing Option

This delivery service fleet opted for full-service leasing to maintain its trucks and reduce the stress of unexpected repairs.

March 5, 2014

Fleet Car Maintenance Costs Decrease 4 Percent

Overall, passenger car maintenance costs per unit, per month decreased 4 percent in 2013 with the average cost per mile decreasing 2 percent from 2012. These costs include unscheduled repair services, preventive maintenance (PM), tires, and replacement rentals.

March 13, 2013

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.

September 4, 2012

Valero 'Cascades' Toward Savings

Valero’s fleet administrator, Randy Burwell, has built his career on saving the refinery company money. His newest idea is no exception.

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