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The difference between the most and least efficient drivers is a 30% difference in fuel consumption. Fuel is a fleet’s No. 1 operating expense and the best way to control this expenditure is to modify driving behavior, which is the major variability influencing fuel consumption.  

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State of the Fleet Industry: Fleet Trends in Maintenance, Replacement Tires & Fuel Costs

This video analyzes fleet sales and acquisition trends month over month; flat PM costs as some fleets base oil drain intervals solely on mileage; replacement tire expenses remain flat but increased interest in retreads as a result of cash conservation initiatives; and an uptick in unnecessary idling due to field workers using vehicles for social distancing.

Fleet Readers Sound Off on Fleet Issues of Today

Automotive Fleet views itself as a facilitator to provide different voices from the industry to discuss today’s challenges. This regular column is designed to provide a platform for fleet managers to let their voices be heard to their peers and other fleet professionals.

Fleet Driver Behavior Improves for Larger Vehicles

In the third annual Driver Scorecard Benchmarking Survey, a collaboration between ARI and Automotive Fleet, medium-duty trucks, heavy duty trucks, and vans experienced the largest improvements in driver behavior.