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Inflationary Price Pressures Increase Maintenance Costs

Inflationary Price Pressures Increase Maintenance Costs

Among the factors contributing to increased maintenance expenses has been increased miles driven, supply chain constraint, parts shortages, longer downtime, and a tech shortage exerting inflationary pressures on labor rates.

March 7, 2022

Skillsets Needed to be a Best-in-Class Fleet Manager

Skillsets Needed to be a Best-in-Class Fleet Manager

What are the skillsets necessary to become a best-in-class fleet manager? To find out, AF surveyed more than 200 seasoned fleet professionals, including fleet managers and fleet suppliers. They identified these 50 skillsets.

February 22, 2022

Global Fleet Policy: Perception vs. Reality

Global Fleet Policy: Perception vs. Reality

Three experienced global fleet managers discuss the changing nature of their roles and the challenges of policy harmonization, standardization, and safety across world regions.

January 4, 2022

Extended Cycling & Part Shortages Stress Warranty Recovery in 2021
Preventative Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

Preventative 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.

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.

November 1, 2021

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

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