Fleet costs are up across the board due to inflationary pressures. Acquisition costs have increased with minimal offset from fleet incentives. Interest rates are higher, impacting the lease vs. buy decision and companies requiring outside funding to replace vehicles.
Extended Service Lives Demand Preservation Strategies
The rule of thumb has been to replace vehicles before the operating costs trend line starts to exceed that of fixed costs. But what happens when you can’t source replacement vehicles due to order allocation restrictions?