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Five Factors Driving Higher Fleet Maintenance Costs
Amerit Fleet Solutions Targets Electric Vehicle Service
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

EV Proliferation to Put Downward Pressure on ICE Residuals

EV Proliferation to Put Downward Pressure on ICE Residuals

The ongoing difficulty in sourcing replacement vehicles is forcing some fleets to extend vehicle service lives beyond normal replacement parameters. As a result, there is an uptick in unscheduled repairs. Also, how is Europe's EV proliferation pressuring future resale values for ICE vehicles? Find out this and more in this video episode of State of the Fleet Industry.

February 15, 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

Concern that Product Availability Constraints for MY-2022 will be a Repeat of MY-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

How Are Electric Vehicles Affecting Repair Shops?
Underperformance: The Hidden Threat to Fleet Maintenance
New Vehicle Shortages Puts Emphasis On Increased Fleet SMR Schedules

New Vehicle Shortages Puts Emphasis On Increased Fleet SMR Schedules

The ongoing semiconductor shortages, with the resultant delays on new vehicles, is impacting fleet replacement cycles. As a result, many fleets are now facing lifecycle extensions as shortage of replacement vehicles becomes a pressing issue, which in turn places a premium on Service, Maintenance and Repair (SMR) schedules.

June 13, 2021

Vehicle Availability is No. 1 Issue Facing Fleet Managers
4 Ways to Improve Fleet Uptime

4 Ways to Improve Fleet Uptime

How fleet maintenance managers can cut the number of roadside breakdowns and the frequency of component failures.

May 17, 2021

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