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Fuel Prices Trending Upward: Longevity of Rise Uncertain

Fuel Prices Trending Upward: Longevity of Rise Uncertain

This special report over five articles provides an in-depth examination of 2021 operating cost trends for fuel spend, scheduled/unscheduled maintenance, replacement tire prices, PM spend, warranty recovery, and a forecast of CY2022 expenses.

November 1, 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.

October 26, 2021

Cusp of an EV Evolution: Readers Sound Off

Cusp of an EV Evolution: Readers Sound Off

Automotive Fleet readers weigh on a number of pressing fleet topics, such as fleet electrification, managing technology, fixed vs. floating rate funding, "smart" tires, and the differences between commercial and utility fleet management.

March 31, 2021

Q&A: LeasePlan’s Corporate Transformation

Q&A: LeasePlan’s Corporate Transformation

Since the start of its business transformation strategy 18 months ago, LeasePlan USA has assembled an all-new leadership team. The business is addressing three key mega trends: the transition to subscription services, digitalization and zero-emission mobility.

July 30, 2018

15 Challenges Facing Utility Industry Fleet Operations in 2005

15 Challenges Facing Utility Industry Fleet Operations in 2005

The past 10 years have been very tough for energy and utility companies since the advent of deregulation and the growing com-petition in an open marketplace. The change brought on by de-regulation has prompted many utilities to restructure their operations.

November 1, 2004

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