Search Results

Best Match Date Posted
Close
Expand All
Results: 25
Historic Milestone in Vehicle Remarketing and Fleet Industries

Historic Milestone in Vehicle Remarketing and Fleet Industries

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

Fleet Recovery to Pre-Pandemic Levels Slower than Anticipated
Fleet Safety Trends Influencing Fleets in 2021: Part Three
Fleet Safety Trends Influencing Fleets in 2021: Part Two

Fleet Safety Trends Influencing Fleets in 2021: Part Two

Fleet managers are continually examining a wide range of initiatives to reduce the frequency of accidents, which run the gamut from vehicle selection to implementing advanced driver-assistance safety technology to innovative driver training programs.

March 24, 2021

Impact on Fleet Operations of the Work-from-Home Business Model
Strong Resale Values for Fleet Trucks & Vans Despite Pandemic

Strong Resale Values for Fleet Trucks & Vans Despite Pandemic

The largest fleet expense is vehicle depreciation, so managing it is critical to operating a well-run fleet. Remarketing is core to fleet management. In many ways, fleets are very much the “factories” that manufacture used vehicles.

November 23, 2020

How the Pandemic Disrupted PM Compliance

How the Pandemic Disrupted PM Compliance

Preventive maintenance (PM) expenses in CY-2020 were lower compared to 2019, primarily due to the pandemic-induced economic shutdown resulting in fewer miles driven as many fleet vehicles were idled.

November 5, 2020

PM Compliance Disrupted by Pandemic-Induced Shutdown

PM Compliance Disrupted by Pandemic-Induced Shutdown

The trend has been to extend PM intervals due to the use of longer-lasting synthetic motor oils, but during the COVID lockdown many fleet vehicles were idled, decreasing miles driven, causing PM compliance to diminish.

November 2, 2020

Total Fleet Maintenance Costs Flat in CY-2020

Total Fleet Maintenance Costs Flat in CY-2020

Although unscheduled maintenance increased due to extended service lives, prolonged inactivity during the COVID lockdown, and longer downtime due to parts shortages, costs were flat as vendors refrained from price increases.

October 28, 2020

Pandemic's Disruption Keeps 2020 Fleet Operating Costs Flat

Pandemic's Disruption Keeps 2020 Fleet Operating Costs Flat

The COVID-19 pandemic divided the fleet market into essential and non-essential businesses, causing hundreds of thousands of company vehicles to sit idle from mid-March to mid-May. The economic shutdown caused miles-driven to plummet.

October 27, 2020

OTD Goes From Bad to Worse in MY-2020

OTD Goes From Bad to Worse in MY-2020

During the pre-pandemic period, 2020 OTD became extended due to a GM strike and strong order demand. The onset of the pandemic nearly halted OTD by idling non-essential fleets and closure of all OEM assembly plants.

September 29, 2020

Chassis Shortages & COVID Infections Impact Upfitter OTD

Chassis Shortages & COVID Infections Impact Upfitter OTD

Upfitters experienced a whipsaw effect of robust fleet orders straining their pre-pandemic production capacity and within the space of a month were struggling with chassis shortages due to the suspension of vehicle production.

September 29, 2020

Fewer Railcar Constraints but Transporter OTD Issues Persist

Fewer Railcar Constraints but Transporter OTD Issues Persist

During the 2020 model-year, the fleet industry did not experience significant railcar-related issues as seen in past model-years. However, fleets did report transportation issues with car haulers and last-mile deliveries to the dealers.

September 29, 2020

COVID-19 Disruption: Fleet’s Greatest Challenge Ever

COVID-19 Disruption: Fleet’s Greatest Challenge Ever

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has the dubious distinction of being the greatest-ever disruption of fleet. Other past disruptions include two OPEC oil embargoes in the 1970s, the attacks of 9/11, and the credit crisis of 2008-2009.

September 23, 2020

The Evolution of Fleet Data into a Macro-Business Intelligence Tool

The Evolution of Fleet Data into a Macro-Business Intelligence Tool

The proliferation of connected vehicle technology has created the capability to use vehicle-generated data in non-fleet-related business activities. Today, real-time telematics data is gaining a growing recognition as a valuable business intelligence (BI) tool for entities outside of fleet management to collect, integrate, and analyze business information.

September 14, 2020

a Bobit media brand

Create your free Bobit Connect account to bookmark content.

The secure and easy all-access connection to your content.
Bookmarked content can then be accessed anytime on all of your logged in devices!

Create Account