A variety of factors converged to exert upward pressure on preventive maintenance 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.
November 1, 2021
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
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