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Ariz. County Fleet Requests Rate Increase

The Mohave County, Ariz., fleet has requested to increase the rate to maintain county vehicles from $75 a month to $150 a month. The rate includes fuel and repairs.

Auditor Questions Fla. County’s Labor, Parts Rates

The Lake County, Fla., fleet management division has been charging too much for labor costs and too little for parts costs, according to an audit from the county’s inspector general’s office that analyzed Oct. 1, 2013 to April 30.

Inside the Labor Rate Debate

Is your labor rate close to $50, or is it more than $100 an hour? Take a look at how fleets calculate their labor rates, why the range is so wide, and what to consider when comparing your labor rate.

Top 10 Articles of 2014 on Government-Fleet.com

For 2014, seized vehicles and calculating direct and indirect labor top the most-read list, while other popular topics ranged from vehicle and technology information to building fleet infrastructure.

Indirect vs. Direct Labor: How to Hit the Magic 70%

Direct labor can be summed up as time on task, or any time spent doing a specific task or repair. The work order is open, and as soon as the technician clocks in to perform preventive maintenance, for example, that counts as direct labor. The issue of monitoring and managing indirect labor costs is important because time is so important to fleet management.