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Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

Fleets are being impacted by a variety of inflationary pressures ranging from higher acquisition prices due to the proliferation of onboard safety equipment, to increased material costs pushing up pricing on parts, upfits, and replacement tires.

December 13, 2019

All About Truck Tires: Load Ratings, Sizes & More
A Wrong and Right Way to Mount Truck Tires

A Wrong and Right Way to Mount Truck Tires

It’s easy to mount a truck tire on a rim and torque down on the fasteners, but not everyone takes the time to do it right, and that can affect tire life and safety.

September 17, 2018

Replacement Tire Costs Increase 5-10%

Replacement Tire Costs Increase 5-10%

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

Time Capsule: Circa 1918 Dodge Tire Service Truck

Time Capsule: Circa 1918 Dodge Tire Service Truck

Automotive services are not a new phenomenon as this circa 1918 Dodge service truck attests. The truck was operated by Peter Dziadik's Tire Shop in Peekskill, N.Y., from about 1918 to the late 1920s.

July 24, 2014

Top 6 Fleet Trends in the Medium-Duty Truck Market

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

Fleet Operating Costs Increase Again in 2008

For calendar-year 2008, the year-to-date cost of fuel has increased 30 percent, the price for replacement tires rose 5-10 percent, and the cost for non-warranty maintenance services was up 5 percent.

November 1, 2008

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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