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COVID-19 Offers Opportunity to Make a Dent in the Technician Shortage

Now is when the fleet industry should be proactively identifying these future technicians. The fleet industry has a window to tap into this idled labor pool, who will look attractive to other industries experiencing labor shortages leading to increased competition to recruit this talent.

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.

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.