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Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Many tire OEMs have increased prices in CY-2021, ranging from 3-10% depending on type of tire and size. Higher commodity prices and increased ocean freight rates are being passed on to end users as OE profit margins compress.

October 26, 2021

Extended Cycling & Part Shortages Stress Warranty Recovery in 2021

Preventative Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

Many factors converged to exert upward pressure on PM costs, such as longer vehicle service lives due to limited product availability; the ongoing transition to synthetic oils; and higher labor rates to attract scarce technicians.

October 26, 2021

SEA Electric Puts Commercial Trucks Onto Cleaner Path
Morbark System Helps Prevent Grinder Damage
On/Off Highway Excavator Features Telescoping Boom
Bollinger Motors Pursues Solid, Practical EV Lineup
Ford Maverick: What Can a Compact Pickup Do for Fleets?

Ford Maverick: What Can a Compact Pickup Do for Fleets?

You could say the all-new Maverick’s hybrid engine, unibody frame, and 4.5-foot bed make it a niche truck. But in the post-pandemic era of efficiencies and economics, fleets must apply a Swiss Army knife-like approach to job applications.

June 8, 2021

Electric Excavator Offers Zero Emissions, Quiet Operation
Remote Mowers Allow Safe Maintenance of Extreme Landscapes
The Future is Now: Upcoming Hybrid and Electric Trucks and Vans
Cab Comfort a Main Focus Area for Loaders
Textron Showcases Battery Features on 800 Elite Lithium
Kenworth Unveils All-New Medium Duty Line

Kenworth Unveils All-New Medium Duty Line

Kenworth’s new lineup is the OEM’s first update of its medium-duty offerings since 2007, and the introduction of the first all-new models in almost 30 years. The MD trucks feature the North American debut of the Paccar TX-8 automatic transmission.

April 5, 2021

Heavy Payloads and Commercial EV Range — a Real-World Test
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