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March 16, 2018

Upward Pressure on Fleet Costs Threatens to Increase TCO

Recently, I conducted a survey of several hundred fleet managers to identify emerging industry trends. One recurrent theme expressed by fleet managers was the concern that fleet costs are starting to experience upward pricing pressures. Here's what they told me.

February 9, 2018

Lowest 5-Year Cost-to-Own Vehicles Named

Five General Motors vehicles from the 2018 model year have the lowest cost to own in their categories over a five-year period, while four Toyota or Lexus vehicles also made an annual list from Kelley Blue Book.

December 14, 2017

Cost of Owning Hybrids Improves with Varied Depreciation

The total cost of owning hybrid vehicles compared to their gasoline counterparts improved in 2017 with 40% of the models studied in Vincentric's annual analysis having a lower TCO, according to the firm.

November 14, 2017

Commercial Fleets to Lead Hydrogen Adoption

Hydrogen as an energy source can benefit a variety of functions of the global economy, including fleet operations, according to a new study from the Hydrogen Council.

July 20, 2017

Ford Leads Vincentric's Canadian Top Fleet Value List

Ford featured 10 winning models, which included the Taurus, several Ford Transits, and a few vehicles from the Ford F Series,

July 18, 2017

Australia's Proposed Carbon Tax May Increase Vehicle Costs

The federal government of Australia has proposed implementing carbon-emission rules which may increase the price of country’s most popular cars by an estimated approximate of $4,000.

July 18, 2017

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel Priced at $31,435

Chevrolet's diesel-powered 2018 Equinox will retail for at least $31,435 when it arrives later this summer as a rare diesel compact SUV with few competitors, is reporting.

May 4, 2017

Element Warns of Higher TCO in 2017

Element Fleet Management is forecasting an 11% increase in fuel costs for the coming year compared with a 12% decrease over the past year that should increase total cost of ownership for light-duty vehicles.

April 25, 2017

Ford, Nissan Top Vincentric's Fleet Value List

Ford and Nissan vehicles appeared most prominently among the vehicles chosen as having the best fleet value by Vincentric for the 2017 model year, the firm that analyzes total cost of ownership announced.

April 19, 2017

Element Experts to Discuss TCO, Generational Insights

Element Fleet Management will lead critical discussions around fleet TCO, generational insights for fleet managers, and crafting a good partnership at the 2017 NAFA Institute and Expo on April 25 to 28 in Tampa, Fla.

April 18, 2017

The Impact of Rising Interest Rates on TCO

Fleets using open-end leases may need to reevaluate their total cost of ownership (TCO) calculation as federal interest rates continue to rise in 2017, fleet management company experts told

February 8, 2017

Subaru Tops KBB's 5-Year Cost to Own List

Subaru and Acura ranked as the top automotive brand in Kelley Blue Book's annual 5-Year Cost to Own awards that names top luxury and non-luxury brands as well as 21 vehicle categories.

December 15, 2016

Most Diesel Pickups Cost More to Operate

More than 90% of the 272 diesel-powered pickups on the market cost more to operate than their gasoline counterparts, while nine diesel passenger cars had a lower total cost of ownership (TCO), according to new data from Vincentric.

December 6, 2016

Donlen Updates Vehicle Optimization Model

Donlen has enhanced the functionality and user interface for its next generation Vehicle Optimization Model (VOM), so it simplifies vehicle selection and cycling decisions, the fleet management company announced.

November 11, 2016

How to Reduce Vendor Fees and TCO

Although total cost of ownership is usually thought of in terms of fixed and variable vehicle expenses, vendor fees play a role as well. Here are some strategies fleet managers can use to reduce both.

November 10, 2016

ARI Offers Vehicle Replacement Prioritization Tool

ARI has introduced the Vehicle Replacement Prioritization Tool that provides fleet managers with direct, online access to data that helps them decide when to replace a vehicle, the fleet management company has announced.

August 23, 2016

TCO for Hybrids Failing to Keep Pace

Only seven of 29 hybrids offered in the 2016 model year showed a lower total cost of ownership than their gasoline counterparts, representing a sharp decline from 2012 levels, according to an analysis by Vincentric.

May 20, 2016

Choosing Between Vans and Pickups

Money considerations drive much of the decision making when choosing vans or pickups, but function also plays a crucial role.

May 17, 2016

Fleet TCO Reaches 5-Year Low, Element Says

The total cost of ownership of fleet vehicles managed by Element Financial Corp. fell 14% in 2015 from the prior year and has reached a five-year low due to low fuel prices, the fleet management company has announced.

April 5, 2016

Vincentric Names Winners of Best Value Awards

For the 2016 Vincentric Best Value in America awards, Honda and Lexus took the award for passenger cars and luxury cars, Subaru and Volvo earned top honors in the SUV/crossover categories, and Ford took the top spot for the best value brand for trucks.


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