The latest iteration of the Ford Fusion includes a suite of new safety features that are standard across the board. The plug-in hybrid variation also includes a longer electric-only driving range.
Higher fuel pricing has been the No. 1 factor contributing to higher operating costs in calendar-year 2018. Since fuel makes up the largest portion of fleet operating costs, it has strongly contributed to the increase in total fleet spend.
Companies are spec’ing selectors to take advantage of more fuel-efficient vehicle technologies, such as higher-speed transmissions, turbocharged smaller displacement drivetrains, and, when possible, downsizing to a smaller vehicle.
Citing the higher cost of crude oil, many major manufacturers of finished lubricant products increased prices from 5% to 8% in CY-2018. Plus, each model-year, more OEMs require the use of more expensive synthetic motor oils.
Deprecation was low through most of 2018. Segments such as sedans performed better than they have in years past, while trucks and SUVs continue to retain their values well.
Falling into fleet, Jozwiak has worked hard through the many levels of our industry due to her tenacity and absolute love of the industry.
Thirteen distributors and truck upfitters displayed their products at the annual fleet event.