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Fuel Prices Trending Upward: Longevity of Rise Uncertain

Fuel Prices Trending Upward: Longevity of Rise Uncertain

This special report over five articles provides an in-depth examination of 2021 operating cost trends for fuel spend, scheduled/unscheduled maintenance, replacement tire prices, PM spend, warranty recovery, and a forecast of CY2022 expenses.

November 1, 2021

Preventive Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

Preventive Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

A variety of factors converged to exert upward pressure on preventive maintenance costs, such as longer vehicle service lives due to limited product availability, the ongoing transition to synthetic oils, and higher labor rates to attract scarce technicians.

October 27, 2021

Extended Cycling & Part Shortages Stress Warranty Recovery in 2021
Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Many tire OEMs have increased prices in CY-2021, ranging from 3-10% depending on type of tire and size. Higher commodity prices and increased ocean freight rates are being passed on to end users as OE profit margins compress.

October 26, 2021

Preventative Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

Preventative Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

Many factors converged to exert upward pressure on PM costs, such as longer vehicle service lives due to limited product availability; the ongoing transition to synthetic oils; and higher labor rates to attract scarce technicians.

October 26, 2021

State of the Used-Vehicle Market and 2022 Forecast

State of the Used-Vehicle Market and 2022 Forecast

Alex Yurchenko of Black Book discusses the current state of the used-vehicle market, whether used-vehicle pricing has peaked, and forecasting the market going into 2022 in this State of the Fleet Industry Spotlight.

August 4, 2021

LEVC Launches New Telematics Service Using Connected by Geotab

LEVC Launches New Telematics Service Using Connected by Geotab

Available for all new TX electric taxis and VN5 electric van orders, LEVC Telematics, Connected by Geotab, can also be retrofitted to LEVC vehicles already on the road. LEVC Telematics, Connected by Geotab, is centered around an easy-to-use online dashboard for ‘at-a-glance’ vehicle management.

July 4, 2021

Assessments of European and U.S. Fleet Markets

Assessments of European and U.S. Fleet Markets

Automotive Fleet Editor Mike Antich and John Dmochowsky, president of JC Consulting, examine key takeaways from the first week of the Global Fleet Conference, including fleet market reports on Europe, the USA, the Caribbean, and the EV adoption trends in Europe.

May 7, 2021

Cusp of an EV Evolution: Readers Sound Off

Cusp of an EV Evolution: Readers Sound Off

Automotive Fleet readers weigh on a number of pressing fleet topics, such as fleet electrification, managing technology, fixed vs. floating rate funding, "smart" tires, and the differences between commercial and utility fleet management.

March 31, 2021

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