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Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Part and labor prices have increased 4-8%, while part and labor availability have decreased. Due to difficulties sourcing replacement vehicles, fleets are keeping units in service longer. This caused repair spend to increase in 2021.

October 28, 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

ASE Releases 2021 Student Career Survey Results

ASE Releases 2021 Student Career Survey Results

The survey found students attending programs accredited by ASE were more likely to feel well-prepared for their careers, go on to earn ASE credentials, and enter the industry versus their counterparts from non-accredited programs.

September 29, 2021

Alabama College Trains Technicians with VR Technology
How Inmate Labor Can Benefit Fleet Shops
Arizona Dept. of Corrections Fleet Strives to Give Inmates a Second Chance
Kentucky County Approves Technician Pay Incentive
How to Build a Pipeline for Technician Talent
How One Fleet Faces Maintenance Tech Shortages Head-On
Providing Technician Tools vs. Offering a Tool Allowance
15 Bright Ideas to Improve Your Fleet

15 Bright Ideas to Improve Your Fleet

One benefit of the fleet community is the ability to learn from each other’s good (and bad) experiences. Fleet managers share the initiatives that have found them success, and offer guidance on the challenges they faced along the way.

September 14, 2018

Ariz. County Raises Fleet Pay With ‘Hot Jobs’ Designation
Technician Shortage Worse Than Previously Thought

Technician Shortage Worse Than Previously Thought

In a new report, the TechForce Foundation is predicting that demand for new vehicle technicians over the next ten years will be three times higher than was previously expected.

October 30, 2017

YourMechanic Offers Mobile Mechanic Solution for Fleets

YourMechanic Offers Mobile Mechanic Solution for Fleets

YourMechanic, a mobile car repair network, announced a new fleet product that connects mobile mechanics to fleet facilities. Contracted mechanics can fill in during times of work backlogs and during technician shortages.

May 4, 2017

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