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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

Hyundai Seeks to Expand Its Commercial Fleet Market Share

Hyundai Seeks to Expand Its Commercial Fleet Market Share

Hyundai is on a roll with strong retail sales and views commercial fleet sales as an opportunity to further expand its reach into the U.S. market. It recently assembled a new fleet management team to expand its commercial fleet sales.

September 1, 2010

Budgetary Shortfalls Intensify Second-Guessing of Fleet Managers

The budgetary meltdowns in public sector America have caused significant turmoil for fleet operations. Due to these fiscal shortfalls, the level of scrutiny of internal costs is at a level never seen before, even for fleets with reputations for cost-efficiency and high service levels. Fleet managers are constantly second-guessed on the efficacy of their policies and under tremendous pressure to maintain preexisting service levels despite slashed budgets and reduced staffing.

November 16, 2009

Customer vs. User: What is Your Mindset?

Do you service customers or users? If you think this is semantics, then you have the wrong mindset. Promising good customer service is not the same as delivering it. To be successful in today's environment, it is critical to create a shop culture of providing high-quality service that provides an unwavering focus on the internal customer. Raising the bar for customer service starts not with the technicians, but with the fleet manager.

May 18, 2009

Fleet Management by Objective: The Goal of Continuous Improvement

Exemplary fleet managers rise above the level of simply managing day-to-day work and are goal-oriented in all aspects of fleet management. They practice strategic fleet management, which stresses the importance of achieving objectives and the use of metrics to benchmark progress. Metrics analyses will identify inefficiencies and allow you to focus on these specific areas. Whether or not your initiatives are successful in rectifying these inefficiencies will be borne out in subsequent metrics.

May 4, 2009

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