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Geopolitical Frictions Create New Supply Disruptions

Geopolitical Frictions Create New Supply Disruptions

Globally, Russia is the fourth largest producer of finished aluminum. Today’s geopolitical tensions caused by the Russo-Ukraine War will exacerbate pre-existing constraints for commodities such as aluminum and natural gas.

March 30, 2022

Forecast: Fleet Costs Will Continue to Escalate

Forecast: Fleet Costs Will Continue to Escalate

Fleet fixed and operating costs are increasing across the board, in particular fuel prices, higher acquisition costs, lower incentives, and unscheduled maintenance expenses. The forecast is for fleet expenses to increase for the next three years.

March 29, 2022

Two Top-Rated Fleet Managers Retire from the Industry
The "Great Resignation" and Covid Amplify Existing Labor Shortages
Inflationary Price Pressures Increase Maintenance Costs

Inflationary Price Pressures Increase Maintenance Costs

Among the factors contributing to increased maintenance expenses has been increased miles driven, supply chain constraint, parts shortages, longer downtime, and a tech shortage exerting inflationary pressures on labor rates.

March 7, 2022

Tackling Global Fleet Management Issues

Tackling Global Fleet Management Issues

Managing a multinational organization’s fleet across the world’s many regions presents complex challenges. Three experienced global fleet managers address data reporting, sustainability, and other topics.

February 22, 2022

Skillsets Needed to be a Best-in-Class Fleet Manager

Skillsets Needed to be a Best-in-Class Fleet Manager

What are the skillsets necessary to become a best-in-class fleet manager? To find out, AF surveyed more than 200 seasoned fleet professionals, including fleet managers and fleet suppliers. They identified these 50 skillsets.

February 22, 2022

Mike Sims Named Global Fleet Manager for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Multiple Parts Shortages Increasing Fleet Downtime

Multiple Parts Shortages Increasing Fleet Downtime

The automotive parts shortage that the industry is experiencing today goes far beyond just the shortage of microchips. Today, there is a wide cross-section of automotive parts that are in short supply varying by type of part and make and model of vehicle.

January 5, 2022

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

15 Predictions for the Fleet Market in CY-2022

15 Predictions for the Fleet Market in CY-2022

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

15 Predictions that will Impact the Fleet Market in CY-2022

15 Predictions that will Impact the Fleet Market in CY-2022

When looking ahead to the next 12 months, it is clear that 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, in all likelihood, will continue to trend upward and maintenance costs will ratchet higher due to more companies adopting extended replacement schedules.

November 20, 2021

Extended Cycling & Part Shortages Stress Warranty Recovery in 2021
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

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