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Fuel Prices Trending Upward: Longevity of Rise Uncertain

Fuel Prices Trending Upward: Longevity of Rise Uncertain

This special report over five articles provides an in-depth examination of 2021 operating cost trends for fuel spend, scheduled/unscheduled maintenance, replacement tire prices, PM spend, warranty recovery, and a forecast of CY2022 expenses.

November 1, 2021

Fleet Management 2025 Forecast: New Vehicle Purchasing

Fleet Management 2025 Forecast: New Vehicle Purchasing

Government-mandated CAFE standards are exerting pressure on OEMs to develop smaller, more lightweight models and add more alt-fuel vehicles and hybrids to their lineups. Lower fuel costs will shift TCO focus to depreciation.

January 7, 2015

Top 10 Trends in Truck Fleet Management

Top 10 Trends in Truck Fleet Management

The top challenge facing truck fleets continues to be managing fuel spend. Other challenges include rightsizing, rising tire costs, remarketing, and improving fleet efficiency. An emerging trend is the shift to lighter-weight upfits.

March 14, 2013

Top 10 Challenges Facing Public Sector Fleets in CY-2011

Top 10 Challenges Facing Public Sector Fleets in CY-2011

Budget is the No.1 challenge facing government fleets. Everything a fleet does revolves around money — equipment, facilities, staff, vehicles, parts, tools, fuel, etc. Other challenges include extended cycling, resources to maintain aging assets, and staff burn-out.

November 8, 2010

State of the Fleet Market Outside North America

Global Fleet Services is an international alliance of fleet management companies representing global regional markets. The alliance met in Spain to discuss fleet trends in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Latin America.

January 8, 2010

Top 6 Fleet Trends in the Medium-Duty Truck Market

Medium-duty truck sales have declined sharply, as have resale values, due to the recession and the slowdown in new construction. Many fleets are extending service lives, which threatens to increase future maintenance costs.

August 10, 2009

Medium-Duty Operating Costs Increase in 2008-CY

The biggest factor behind the spike in medium-duty operating costs was the increase in diesel prices, which jumped 32 percent from the then-historical high in 2007. Other factors included increased labor rates and higher taxes.

April 22, 2009

Comprehensive Fuel Management

A hedging program can be an invaluable tool to help manage the price of fuel and offset the risk of adverse price movements.

November 1, 2007

High Cost of Fuel Increases Operating Costs

High Cost of Fuel Increases Operating Costs

Fleet operating costs have increased, but at a slower pace than 2006. Across all vehicle segments, this increase was directly attributable to increased fuel costs, with a domino effect for other oil-based products such as tires.

October 1, 2007

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