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Accident Management Costs Continue Modest Increases

Accident costs saw a modest increase in 2014 vs. 2013 figures, with the percentage of preventable accidents remaining mostly flat, according to Element Fleet Management, The CEI Group, Corporate Claims Management (CCM), and Fleet Response.

Prices for Replacement Tires Stabilize in CY-2014

Replacement tires are the third-largest fleet expense category. In recent years, there have been year-over-year price increases for replacement tires. A key reason for current, stable tire pricing is less volatility in commodity costs.

Top 15 Fleet Maintenance Trends in 2013 & Beyond

Vehicle quality continues to improve and extended powertrain warranties have covered some expensive repairs, which occur at higher mileage. Although quality has increased, vehicles are becoming more complex, especially with the proliferation of new onboard technologies. In this context, what follows are the top 15 maintenance trends for passenger cars that are facing commercial fleet managers in 2013 and beyond.

Top Fleet Maintenance Trends for 2012-2014

The price of parts is expected to rise as raw materials and manufacturing costs increase. There will continue to be ongoing upward pressure on replacement tire prices, particularly for commercial trucks. Oil drain intervals will continue to be extended, especially as OEMs migrate to the GF-5 motor oil standard, which provides better wear protection. However, two-thirds of all fleet maintenance expenses continue to be PM-related, which requires relentless monitoring of driver PM compliance.

Maintenance Costs Increase in 2011-CY

TORRANCE, CA ­­- Many fleets are incurring additional miles on vehicles due to increased business activity, which has added to fleets' costs with increased repairs and replacement cycling.

Replacing Engines Instead of Buying New Vehicles

In some cases, engine replacement is a viable alternative to acquiring a new vehicle. It can be done for a fraction of the cost, plus you avoid taxes, license fees, and insurance expenses that are incurred in vehicle replacement.

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