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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.

ARI Offers Fleet Management Video Series

ARI has launched a new website and interactive video series designed to help fleet managers better navigate a vehicle's lifecycle, the Mount Laurel, N.J.-based fleet management company announced.

The $500 Car

If you are like most fleet managers, you establish a depreciation schedule when you put your vehicles in service and probably never think about it again until it’s time to pull it out of service and send it to auction. Maybe it’s time you took a more active view toward managing depreciation.   

Downtime Truism: If the Wheels Don't Turn, You Don't Earn

Time in the shop, instead of on the road, means lost sales and less face time with customers, putting downward pressure on the bottom line. Downtime mitigation is key to controlling costs and helping to maximize fleet uptime.

Vincentric Names Best Fleet Values for 2019

Vincentric has identified the 2019 vehicles that provide the best value for fleets to own over a three-year time period. The list includes Nissan and Infiniti with 11 awards and Kia with seven.

NTEA Launches Vehicle Life Cycle Tool

NTEA has launched a new Vehicle Life Cycle Cost Tool, which was designed to be flexible and user-friendly and accommodate a variety of truck lifecycle analysis needs and different fleet structures.

Extended Cycling Increases Truck Fleet TCO

A truck’s total cost of ownership (TCO) covers a specific range of expense variables, regardless of the make or model. The four lifecycle categories that influence TCO are fixed costs, operating expenses, incidental costs, and depreciation/resale value. A key factor that drives these lifecycle categories is a vehicle’s service life. 

Delivery Fleet's Van Reaches 500,000 Miles

Delivery fleets are always on the road, putting miles on their vehicles faster than most other vocational fleets. While newer vehicles are extending lifecycles beyond previous models, one fleet van hit the half-million-mile mark.