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Utilimarc: Bucket Truck Purchasing Costs Rose 61%

The cost for utility fleets to buy a light-duty bucket truck has risen significantly in the past nine years, according to newly released data from Utilimarc.

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Vincentric Names Best Fleet Values for 2018

Ford or Lincoln vehicles have captured the most awards by a single manufacturer among the 39 vehicles named to Vincentric's Best Fleet Value in America list for the 2018 model year.

Ill. City Pilots Outsourced Street Sweeping Program

The City of Des Plaines, Ill., will advertise bids for an outsourced street sweeping services pilot in an effort to save money.

Overt & Hidden Costs of Extending Truck Replacement

Extending truck replacement cycling parameters beyond stated fleet policy is typically a short-term tactic used by senior management to solve a budgetary constraint; however, there are long-term fleet consequences to this strategy.

Ford, Nissan Top Vincentric's Fleet Value List

Ford and Nissan vehicles appeared most prominently among the vehicles chosen as having the best fleet value by Vincentric for the 2017 model year, the firm that analyzes total cost of ownership announced.

Yes Virginia, There is Depreciation

Depreciation is a necessary evil in our industry. Knowing your risks and knowing your OEM partners won’t make depreciation go away but it can make it more manageable.

Fleet Budgets Continue to Rise

Nearly three of four respondents to Government Fleet’s 2016 financial survey said budgets have returned to 2010 levels, and low fuel cost was one of the biggest contributors to operating budget reductions.

Report Your Way to Improved Productivity

Whether you're managing the shop, equipment, or the budget, fleet reports can help identify efficiencies and make your job easier in the meantime.

13 Bright Ideas to Improve Your Fleet

This compilation of “bright ideas” focuses on single, simple ideas aimed to reduce costs, improve operations, improve customer service, and more. Fleet professionals explain how they executed their plan, the challenges they faced, and the results they’ve seen or expect to achieve.

Case Study: Water District Reduces Operating Costs with Telematics

Forced to establish mandatory water usage restrictions, Eastern Municipal Water District needed to reduce operating and labor costs to make up for shrinking revenues from lower customer consumption.