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Fleet Maintenance

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.

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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.

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.”

Fleet Maintenance is a Team Effort

Putting safe, compliant, and efficient vehicles on the road requires a team effort — an effective vehicle maintenance program, drivers who inspect vehicles, and good communication between maintenance providers and drivers concerning vehicle issues.

What to Know About Today's Oil Analysis

Analyzing samples of used oil not only reveals the health of your engine, but also can prove whether the oil in the crankcase is holding up well enough to leave in there a bit longer.

The Overt (and Hidden) Cost of Vehicle Abuse

Vehicle abuse is an avoidable fleet cost. This abuse is wide-ranging, running the gamut from damage caused from fluid levels being low, missing PM intervals, driving on underinflated tires to extreme situations of jumping curbs or carelessly scraping the sides of parking structures.

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