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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

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
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

What to Do About Mass Technician Retirements

What to Do About Mass Technician Retirements

Public fleet tchnicians are retiring, and sometimes en masse. With the loss of manpower — and knowledge — how can fleets recover? Fleet managers who have survived technician shortages share their creative strategies.

June 15, 2016

Forecast of Truck Fleet Management Trends: 2008-2010

Forecast of Truck Fleet Management Trends: 2008-2010

The No. 1 factor is the ongoing high cost of fuel, in particular diesel, which is driving management demands to lower operating costs. Another huge factor that will influence fleets will be the 2010 diesel emission standards.

February 1, 2008

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