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Uptick in Mobile Maintenance in 2020

One trend that is gaining momentum among commercial fleets during the pandemic is the use of mobile maintenance vendors. There has been a substantial uptick in fleet requests for mobile maintenance solutions as fleet managers look to minimize downtime and the administrative burden of taking their vehicle to a repair shop and having the driver wait. 

All-New Industry Reference Data

Automotive Fleet has developed a reference guide of the most up-to-date industry data on the market to support fleet professionals.

Should Delivery Fleets Pay to Park in Loading Zones?

The humble city curb is now coveted real estate, and it’s making mobility increasingly difficult. Cities are turning to curb management concepts that allow fleets to dynamically guarantee parking for a fee.

Video: State of the Fleet Industry Week of June 15, 2020

Topics mentioned in today's video includes the reopening of all OEM assembly plants; fleet sales in May 2020; a decline in fleet operating costs; the declining supply of used vehicles in the wholesale market; and industry conferences moving to a virtual format

Operating Costs Inched Up in 2019

Fleet operating costs increased in CY-2019 due to higher PM costs, ongoing pressure to increase maintenance labor rates to address the widespread tech shortage, and higher prices for commodities to manufacture replacement tires.

Forecasting 2020 Motor Oil Lubricant Prices

The ongoing trend of increased costs per service will continue as more and more vehicles requiring conventional oil are taken out of service and replaced with models that require synthetics.

Forecasting Tire Price Trends in 2020

Most of the subject matter experts that we spoke to expect an increase in tire prices, although predicting future tire costs is difficult due to variables that influence tire pricing.