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Free2Move on the Future of Fleet Management
Closer Look at the Wheels-Donlen Merger

Closer Look at the Wheels-Donlen Merger

Dive deep into the recent Wheels-Donlen merger as Mike Antich interviews new CEO, Shlomo Crandus, on his vision and goals for the new company in this episode of State of the Fleet Industry Spotlight.

November 8, 2021

Year-To-Date Fleet Sales Outpace 2020

Year-To-Date Fleet Sales Outpace 2020

But volume for rental, commercial, and government vehicle purchases is still well below levels seen in the pre-pandemic year of 2019.

November 4, 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.

November 1, 2021

Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Part and labor prices have increased 4-8%, while part and labor availability have decreased. Due to difficulties sourcing replacement vehicles, fleets are keeping units in service longer. This caused repair spend to increase in 2021.

October 28, 2021

Extended Cycling & Part Shortages Stress Warranty Recovery in 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

Enterprise and Microsoft Collaborate on Data and Technology to Evolve the Fleet of the Future
Element Fleet Management Provides Access to Nationwide EV Charging and Simplified Billing
Optimize Fleet Operations Through Automation
Four Ways to Minimize Upfit Lead Time

Four Ways to Minimize Upfit Lead Time

Upfitting a vehicle is a process that requires thought and consideration. It is essential that fleet managers and all suppliers collaborate on upfits. In the final analysis, there are four proven strategies that will expedite OTD for upfits.

October 11, 2021

Upfitter OTD Impacted by Labor & Parts Shortages

Upfitter OTD Impacted by Labor & Parts Shortages

Upfitters have been battered by inconsistent chassis deliveries from the OEMs, back-ordered parts, widespread labor shortages, constraints on ordering pre-fabricated parts, and higher expenses for aluminum and steel.

October 11, 2021

Kate E. Tooley Named Fleet Visionary of the Year
Western Australia to Hold Zero-Emission Fleet Transition Expo
Jim Petrillo Named Fleet Manager of the Year at AFLA
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