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Why Your Electrical Maintenance Program is More Important Than Ever
Is Your Fleet Vulnerable to Being Privatized?
Replacement Tire Costs Increase 5-10%

Replacement Tire Costs Increase 5-10%

For the past four years, tire costs have been stable. But, new cost pressures have emerged in 2017, due to higher prices for the commodities used to manufacture tires and the trend to larger diameter, more expensive tires.

March 1, 2018

5 Things Fleets Should Know About Fuel Quality and Filtration
Should You Be Doing Warranty Repairs?

Should You Be Doing Warranty Repairs?

Fleets with warranty repair programs say they can reduce downtime, provide better customer service, and improve operational efficiency. Others say it’s not a good fit for their fleets. Where does your fleet fall?

November 16, 2017

Increased Computerization Improves Battery Operation
Know Your Fluids: Coolants and DEF

Know Your Fluids: Coolants and DEF

Fluids are critical for fleet health — are you current on your fluid knowledge? In part two of this three-part series, how to make the right choices about and maintain coolant and fluid options are shared.

March 6, 2017

Tire PMs: Low-Tech Solutions for Cost Control

Tire PMs: Low-Tech Solutions for Cost Control

This six-part series covers essential processes needed for effective preventive maintenance. Despite so many high-tech options on the market, fleets must remember tried-and-true methods for an effective tire program.

March 6, 2017

Saving Money by Taking Back Outsourced Work

Saving Money by Taking Back Outsourced Work

The State of Utah’s Division of Fleet Operations has been able to cut costs by more than 19% by taking back what it once outsourced — maintenance management.

November 17, 2014

Indirect vs. Direct Labor: How to Hit the Magic 70%

Indirect vs. Direct Labor: How to Hit the Magic 70%

Direct labor can be summed up as time on task, or any time spent doing a specific task or repair. The work order is open, and as soon as the technician clocks in to perform preventive maintenance, for example, that counts as direct labor. The issue of monitoring and managing indirect labor costs is important because time is so important to fleet management.

March 28, 2014

Preventive Maintenance Then & Now: What's Different?

Preventive Maintenance Then & Now: What's Different?

There are many building blocks in the edifice of successful fleet management. From vehicle selection to assignment, and from replacement cycles to policy, everything has its place. One of the basic foundations of any fleet operation is the preventive maintenance schedule.

January 17, 2014

Fleet Spend Case Study: State of Utah
Utility Vehicle Maintenance Best Practices

Utility Vehicle Maintenance Best Practices

While utility vehicle maintenance may be similar to that of small on-road vehicles, the fact that utility vehicles go off-road leads to some differences. Manufacturers weigh in on maintenance best practices.

May 3, 2012

Air Brakes or Hydraulic Brakes?

Air Brakes or Hydraulic Brakes?

Choosing the right brakes for a medium-duty truck can make spec’ing complex; however, there are clear-cut reasons to use both, depending on payload and work environment.

March 1, 2012

Parts Operation: In-House or Outsource

Parts Operation: In-House or Outsource

A fleet’s parts inventory is critical to keeping its maintenance and repair process moving forward — and keeping units on the road. Several critical elements to consider are discussed from both the in-house and outsourced perspectives.

May 1, 2011

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