When looking ahead to the next 12 months, it will become more expensive to operate a fleet in the coming years. Vehicle acquisition costs have increased due to reduced fleet incentives. Fuel prices will likely continue to trend upward, and maintenance costs will ratchet higher due to more companies adopting extended replacement schedules.
December 1, 2021
Mike Antich discusses the concerns over early fleet vehicle orders, the microchip shortage, and his 7 acquisition strategies to mitigate supply constraints in this episode of State of the Fleet Industry.
September 7, 2021
Learn about the biggest impact of the pandemic on fleet operations, the health of OEM ordering banks, and the collateral impacts from supply chain bottle necks in this episode of the State of the Fleet Industry.
August 23, 2021
This episode of State of the Fleet Industry covers the cause and effects of the parts shortages, reasons for increased parts costs, as well as when parts inventories will normalize again.
August 2, 2021
Learn why there's an uptick in catalytic converter thefts, what thieves are really after, and how and when they strike in this episode of the State of the Fleet Industry.
July 26, 2021
Watch Mike Antich discern fleet trends by following the money in asset acquisition, fuel, tires, and vehicle maintenance in this episode of State of the Fleet Industry.
July 19, 2021
Hear Mike Antich, Editor, Automotive Fleet, explain why there is uncertainty with fleet managers around MY-2022 vehicles, the problem with budgeting, and why buying incentives may lower in this episode of State of the Fleet Industry.
July 12, 2021
Discover why the fleet industry is seeing a slow recovery from the pandemic by analyzing fleet miles driven and fleet trips taken year over year in this episode of State of the Fleet Industry.
July 6, 2021
Are used-vehicle prices finally decelerating? Find out this and how much of an impact used-vehicle prices are having on the rest of the market in this episode of State of the Fleet Industry.
June 28, 2021
First in-person event since the beginning of the pandemic, DMV license and title process causing fleets pain, and an IIHS study linking higher crash rates with the decriminalization and recreational use of marijuana are the focus of this State of the Fleet Industry episode.
June 21, 2021
Hear about where new-vehicle inventory is, the effect of strong retail demand, and how used-vehicle prices are at an all-time high.
June 14, 2021
Hear Automotive Fleet Editor, Mike Antich, discuss how the fleet industry's recovery is slower than anticipated by analyzing fleet data including miles driven, trips taken, and miles per day.
June 7, 2021
Learn about the parts shortages extending beyond fleet to impact companies’ core businesses, prices trending upward for fuel and replacement tires, and how commodity prices are increasing across the board.
June 1, 2021
Hear what fleet managers are saying about vehicle availability constraints, how their extending vehicle service lives, and the used-vehicle market in this episode of the State of the Fleet Industry.
May 17, 2021
Automotive Fleet is in contact with fleet professionals in many different fleet segments. As part of an going series, here's what fleet professionals are telling us is top of mind for them.
May 13, 2021