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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

Top Overlooked Maintenance Tips

Top Overlooked Maintenance Tips

Whether your fleet consists of light-duty pickup trucks, medium-duty workhorses, or a mix of everything in between, ensuring trucks are properly maintained keeps costs low and drivers safe.

February 1, 2022

Extended Cycling & Part Shortages Stress Warranty Recovery in 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

How to Reduce Drivers' Idling Behavior

How to Reduce Drivers' Idling Behavior

Vehicle idling wastes billions of gallons of fuel annually and sullies the air with pollutants. An eLearning program aims to change fleet drivers’ vehicle idling habits with an emotionally engaging curriculum.

November 1, 2021

Underperformance: The Hidden Threat to Fleet Maintenance
Top 7 Fleet Maintenance Trends in CY-2021 & 2022

Top 7 Fleet Maintenance Trends in CY-2021 & 2022

Vehicle maintenance expenses declined in CY-2020 primarily due the COVID lockdowns, but are trending upward in 2021. The forecast for CY-2022 is for maintenance costs to further increase due to higher labor rates and tire expenses.

July 1, 2021

Keys to Servicing Last-Mile Delivery Vans

Keys to Servicing Last-Mile Delivery Vans

A fleet service manager discusses his methods for efficient servicing of last-mile delivery vehicles. His main advice: “Check everything daily. One simple problem will cost you big.”

June 4, 2021

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