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Resale Value

When looking ahead to the next 12 months, it will become more expensive to operate a fleet in the coming years. Vehicle acquisition costs have increased due to reduced fleet incentives. Fuel prices will likely continue to trend upward, and maintenance costs will ratchet higher due to more companies adopting extended replacement schedules.

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AF Readers Sound Off on Vehicle Abuse

Vehicle abuse is an avoidable fleet cost. The overt and hidden aggregate cost of abuse and neglect across an entire fleet is significant. Here's advice from Automotive Fleet readers on the cost of fleet vehicle abuse and the actions you can take to thwart it.

The Negative Consequences of Personal Use

There are a number of “hidden” costs to offering employees the personal use of a company vehicles. It negatively impacts the resale value of a vehicles. On average, personal use accounts for 15-18% of the overall miles accumulated during a vehicle’s service life. This blog will explore the various other hidden costs of providing personal use.

State of the Fleet Industry: 2020-CY Year End Recap & 2021 Predictions

Topics discussed included the closure of OEM assembly plants and physical auctions; declines in resale values early in 2020 followed by strong residuals through the balance of the year; pandemic-induced flattened operating costs through the year; and the boom in last-mile delivery and e-commerce.

9 Questions to Ask When Determining Your Truck’s Lifecycle

Determining when exactly to cycle your vehicles is a fine balance among many factors, from acquisition, through operation, and resale or asset disposal. Here are nine questions to answer when you’re deciding when and how to best cycle your trucks.

Moving Forward and Beyond with Telematics

Organizations and businesses running a fleet of any type or size can gain deep insights into operations using telematics data today. What began as track and trace technology has become so much more — but what’s next?

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