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July 26, 2016

Long-Term Impact of Longer Truck Replacement Cycles

The more expensive the asset, the longer it is kept in service; however, the need for short-term cost savings prompts some fleets to even further extend cycling parameters and defer replacements. But, what are the consequences?

February 17, 2016

Vehicle Depreciation Remains Steady

Vehicle depreciation is impacted by a number of factors, from supply and demand to overall economic conditions. While 2015 was relatively stable for depreciation, some challenges are on the road ahead.

September 29, 2015

USPS Should Use Mass-Market Vehicles, Report Says

The USPS could save as much as $1.9 billion by using modified, off-the-shelf mass-market vehicles and upgrading its fleet at least once in the next 20-25 years, according to a report from the organization Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE).

September 8, 2015

USPS Considers Euro Fleet Replacement Model

The U.S. Postal Service's Office of Inspector General (OIG) has recommended four best practices and strategies for replacing vehicles based on a study of postal operations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Finland.

January 24, 2013

GE Capital Fleet Services Identifies $460 Million in Customer Cost Savings in 2012

GE Capital Fleet Services announced $460 million in identified customer cost savings for the full year of 2012, with accelerated and optimal replacement analyses cited as the leading areas for savings.

October 4, 2012

Running Trucks Till the 'Wheels Fall Off' is Expensive and Counter-Productive

The cliché in fleet management is that trucks are kept in service until the wheels "fall off." In many cases, this isn’t too far from the truth. Typically, the more expensive the asset, the longer it will be kept in service, especially units upfitted with expensive auxiliary equipment. However, as study after study shows, extended truck replacement cycles often have the unintended consequence of resulting in greater long-term expenses and degradation in worker productivity.

October 4, 2012

Policy Versus Guideline: The Trend Toward Flexible Replacement Cycles

Nearly all fleet-related expenses, both fixed and operating, are influenced by when a vehicle is taken out of service. A growing number of fleets are shifting to more flexible vehicle replacement cycles. Some fleets no longer call their replacement cycle a policy and instead call it a “guideline.” They want to reserve the right on determining when to take a vehicle out of service based on prevailing market conditions rather than predetermined mileage and months in service.

March 28, 2012

Scotts LawnService Focuses on Reducing Fleet Maintenance Costs

At Scotts Lawn Service, reducing preventive maintenance is the current priority according to the company’s new Fleet Manager Scott Mayo.

March 7, 2011

Overall Fleet Car Maintenance Costs Remain Flat in 2010-CY

A decrease in average tire expenses helped offset slight cost increases for higher frequency of repairs and preventive maintenance.

June 4, 2010

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.

May 6, 2010

Analyzing the Industry Trend to Extend Replacement Cycles: Part I

With budget constraints encouraging more fleets to be creative with their cost-cutting strategies, fleets in many business sectors are experimenting with extended cycling. Read on to find out the advantages and disadvantages.

February 18, 2010

Short-Term Cost-Cutting Strategies Backfire in the Long-Run

The new reality of a tighter corporate operating environment has forced fleet managers to pursue two different types of cost-cutting goals - cost deferral and cost elimination. However, many cost-cutting decisions for fleet are made for the short-term, with very little consideration for total cost of ownership. Sometimes senior management is more interested in the fiscal, rather than economic, consequences of their decisions.

May 12, 2009

The Dangers of Extending Replacement Cycles

Vehicle replacement policy is one of the most critical aspects of fleet management. Nearly all fleet-related expenses, both fixed and operating, are influenced by when a vehicle is replaced. In a recessionary economy, senior management demands expense reductions and there is pressure to defer vehicle replacements. However, such a policy change could actually prove to be counterproductive to the intended goal.

May 8, 2009

Fleet Replacement Cycles Remain Steady

TORRANCE, CA – An Automotive Fleet study on fleet vehicle depreciation expenses revealed replacement cycles for several segments appeared to remain steady since 2005.

August 1, 2008

Pros & Cons of Extending Replacement Policy

It has been “common wisdom” to replace fleet vehicles in relatively short cycles. Rising costs, however, have led fleet managers to consider lengthening replacement criteria. There are pros and cons to the practice.

May 1, 2008

Valero Extends Mileage as Vehicle Quality Increases

Since extending its replacement cycle in 2004, Valero saved more than $200,000 per year for a total of $654,000 through 2007.

November 20, 2007

Analyzing Depreciation Trends: 2007 vs. 2006

Depreciation continues to be the largest fleet expense; however, fuel, as a percent of total fleet cost is growing (rapidly). Fuel expense is influencing vehicle acquisition strategies, with a direct bearing on future depreciation.

November 1, 2007

Analyzing Depreciation Trends: 2007 vs. 2006

Depreciation continues to be the largest fleet expense; however, fuel, as a percent of total fleet cost is growing (rapidly). Fuel expense is influencing vehicle acquisition strategies, with a direct bearing on future depreciation.

December 1, 1985

How Do You Maximize Retained Value? Dialogue on Truck Replacement

When is the right time to replace your light trucks and vans? That's a question we posed recently during a roundtable discussion with four of the most knowledgeable fleet managers in the business.

July 1, 1980

Fleet Takes Vehicles to the Limit With Replacement Policy

Weyerhaeuser's Peterson says 75,000 to 100,000-mile cycle works.

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