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Driving Cost Savings in Truck Fleets

Driving Cost Savings in Truck Fleets

For truck fleets, even just a few percentage points’ improvement or a few thousand dollars saved, when repeated and accumulated across multiple vehicles, can add up to great savings and improved efficiencies. This guide covers core ways fleet professionals can make an impact on their bottom line through elements like proper vehicle choice, upfitting, cycling, and more.

February 11, 2020

Leveraging Technology in Today’s Construction Market

Leveraging Technology in Today’s Construction Market

Don’t miss the chance to download Whip Around’s latest eBook, which explores some of the ways construction businesses are using various technologies, from drones to fleet inspection and maintenance software, to boost efficiency, and enhance health and safety.

February 3, 2020

Get Spiffy Launches Green Tire Service

Get Spiffy Launches Green Tire Service

The new Spiffy Tires service offers mobile and fixed-site tire installation for fleets and features a number of reliable brands, such as Michelin, Continental, and BF Goodrich.

January 23, 2020

Warranty Extension for ATIS with ThermALERT

Warranty Extension for ATIS with ThermALERT

Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) is offering an extended warranty on its automatic tire inflation system (ATIS) when used in combination with SKF’s Trouble-Free Operation (TFO) System.

January 15, 2020

Teletrac Navman App Boosts Mobile Access to Management Tools
Forecasting 2020 Motor Oil Lubricant Prices

Forecasting 2020 Motor Oil Lubricant Prices

The ongoing trend of increased costs per service will continue as more and more vehicles requiring conventional oil are taken out of service and replaced with models that require synthetics.

January 8, 2020

Overview of Tire Industry Trends

Overview of Tire Industry Trends

The following charts detail U.S. passenger tire imports; available tire sizes; replacement medium/heavy truck tire brand shares; U.S. market share for retreaded truck tires; U.S. retreading trends; available passenger car sizes by rim diameter; U.S. truck tire imports; and more.

January 7, 2020

Severe Skilled Technician Shortage Triggering Higher Shop Labor Rates

Severe Skilled Technician Shortage Triggering Higher Shop Labor Rates

The vehicle maintenance and repair industries are experiencing a skilled labor shortage as technicians in the Baby Boomer demographic retire in greater numbers than those replacing them. The skilled labor shortage requires shops to pay more for skilled technicians, which translates into higher shop labor rates.

January 7, 2020

Vehicle Complexity Increasing Fleet Repair Costs
Forecasting Tire Price Trends in 2020

Forecasting Tire Price Trends in 2020

Most of the subject matter experts that we spoke to expect an increase in tire prices, although predicting future tire costs is difficult due to variables that influence tire pricing.

January 6, 2020

Forecast of Fleet Maintenance Costs in CY-2020

Forecast of Fleet Maintenance Costs in CY-2020

Higher labor costs will continue to increase the maintenance spend for routine repairs in 2020, especially at service facilities located in high-cost-of-living metro areas.

January 6, 2020

Fleet Reduces Preventable Accidents Using Video Technology

Fleet Reduces Preventable Accidents Using Video Technology

After implementing a video telematics system into its fleet, Loram Maintenance of Way has seen an improvement in driving habits, a reduction in accidents, and in the accidents that do occur, they’ve less often been found at fault.

January 1, 2020

Tire Dealer Les Schwab up for Sale

Tire Dealer Les Schwab up for Sale

The Oregon-based tire dealer's Board of Directors, which consists of Schwab family members, plans to seek new ownership.

December 26, 2019

Goodyear Acquires Midwest Tire Dealer
U.S. Tire Shipments Inch Higher in 2019

U.S. Tire Shipments Inch Higher in 2019

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) projects 2019 U.S. tire shipments will increase to 333.1 million units compared to 330.4 million units in 2018.

December 11, 2019