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Fleet Readers Sound Off on Flat-Rate Compensation

One key reason for a current shortage of service technicians is the result of the flat-rate compensation plan, a contentious payment system that assigns standard times to complete a repair job. Many technicians assert that the flat-rate compensation plan under-compensates them in relation to other industries requiring similar skillsets.

YourMechanic Offers Mobile Mechanic Solution for Fleets

YourMechanic, a mobile car repair network, announced a new fleet product that connects mobile mechanics to fleet facilities. Contracted mechanics can fill in during times of work backlogs and during technician shortages.

Forecast of Truck Fleet Management Trends: 2008-2010

The No. 1 factor is the ongoing high cost of fuel, in particular diesel, which is driving management demands to lower operating costs. Another huge factor that will influence fleets will be the 2010 diesel emission standards.