Search Results

Best Match Date Posted
Close
Expand All
Results: 98
5 Factors Driving Higher Maintenance Costs

5 Factors Driving Higher Maintenance Costs

Many factors continue to exert upward pressure on fleet maintenance costs (with longer service lives as the primary driver). Also, we’ll look ahead to how these maintenance trends will play out for the balance of CY-2022.

May 11, 2022

Allan Wells Leads PG&E's Crane Fleet Maintenance Operations
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

2022 Nissan Sentra Excels in Fuel Efficiency & Safety Tech

2022 Nissan Sentra Excels in Fuel Efficiency & Safety Tech

The 2022 Sentra SR has a lot going for it. It features eye-catching exterior styling, has a comprehensive suite of standard safety features and intelligent driving technologies, and offers solid power and fuel economy.

January 12, 2022

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

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

Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Part and labor prices have increased 4-8%, while part and labor availability have decreased. Due to difficulties sourcing replacement vehicles, fleets are keeping units in service longer. This caused repair spend to increase in 2021.

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

Four Ways to Minimize Upfit Lead Time

Four Ways to Minimize Upfit Lead Time

Upfitting a vehicle is a process that requires thought and consideration. It is essential that fleet managers and all suppliers collaborate on upfits. In the final analysis, there are four proven strategies that will expedite OTD for upfits.

October 11, 2021

The Negative Consequences to Driver Reimbursement

The Negative Consequences to Driver Reimbursement

A recurring question is whether it makes business sense to provide company vehicles to employees or to reimburse them for the use of their personal vehicles. Here are 30 reasons why reimbursement may not be the best choice.

September 27, 2021

Impact on Maintenance as Vehicles Idled Due to Pandemic

Impact on Maintenance as Vehicles Idled Due to Pandemic

During calendar-year 2020, fleet maintenance expenses declined year-over-year compared to CY-2019, primarily driven by the COVID lockdowns and customer restrictions on allowing visitors on company premises. In addition, vehicles were under-utilized resulting in unintended additional problems such as flat tires, dead batteries, and rusting brakes.

August 16, 2021

Fleet Maintenance in 2021 and Beyond

Fleet Maintenance in 2021 and Beyond

Discover what the current fleet maintenance landscape looks like in 2021, how to avoid long maintenance intervals, as well as avoiding unscheduled maintenance costs in this State of the Fleet Industry Spotlight interview.

August 3, 2021

Multiple Parts Shortages Increasing Fleet Downtime

Multiple Parts Shortages Increasing Fleet Downtime

This episode of State of the Fleet Industry covers the cause and effects of the parts shortages, reasons for increased parts costs, as well as when parts inventories will normalize again.

August 2, 2021

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