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Tepid 2021 Fleet Recovery Sets the Stage for CY-2022

Tepid 2021 Fleet Recovery Sets the Stage for CY-2022

Mike Antich discusses why there's been a tepid fleet recovery since the economic shutdown from the pandemic and what the outlook is for 2022 in this episode of State of the Fleet Industry.

January 18, 2022

Microsoft Fleet Moves from Procurement to HR Benefit Organization
Antal Palmai Promoted to Director, Corporate Procurement & Fleet Management for MVM
Irush Vroni Named Head of Procurement Transformation/PMO at Solvay
David Jones Named Head of Fleet and MaaS for Nets Group
Gibran Sanfelice Lehmkuhl Promoted to Head of Indirect Procurement at Schindler
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

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

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

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.

November 1, 2021

Extended Cycling & Part Shortages Stress Warranty Recovery in 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

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

The Evolving Role of Fleet Dealers

The Evolving Role of Fleet Dealers

Automotive Fleet Editor, Mike Antich, speaks with Director of Fleet for Bill Napleton National Fleet Sales about the origin of fleet dealers, the impact of secondary dealer codes, as well as the role of fleet dealers in today's market in this Spotlight interview.

September 15, 2021

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