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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

Extended Cycling & Part Shortages Stress Warranty Recovery in 2021
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

Preventative Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% 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

Ford’s 2020 Super Duty Adds V-8, 10-Speed

Ford’s 2020 Super Duty Adds V-8, 10-Speed

The new 2020 F-Series Super Duty will include a new 7.3L V-8 gasoline engine, a third-generation 6.7L Power Stroke diesel V-8 engine, and the standard 6.2L V-8. In addition, there is an all-new 10-speed TorqShift automatic transmission available across all three Super Duty engine offerings.

February 5, 2019

Ford's Bartlett Discusses Commercial Fleet Outlook
Chevrolet Re-Enters Low-Cab Forward Market

Chevrolet Re-Enters Low-Cab Forward Market

In the 2016-CY, Chevrolet will offer six low-cab forward models in the Class 3-5 GVW segments. The models will be procured from Isuzu and badged as Chevrolets.

June 15, 2015

The State of the Market for Class 3-4 Trucks, Vans

The State of the Market for Class 3-4 Trucks, Vans

The forecast is for Class 3-4 truck sales in CY-2015 to remain strong. Many fleets are increasing order volumes, moving away from past slow replacement schedules. The debut of 2015 products promises to further stimulate growth.

October 31, 2014

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