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Categories: Fuel, Operations, Vehicle Research

The biggest factor behind the spike in medium-duty operating costs was the increase in diesel prices, which jumped 32 percent from the then-historical high...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/146223/medium-duty-operating-costs-increase-in-2008-cy
Categories: Maintenance
Passenger Vehicle Maintenance Spend Increased 4% in CY-2019

Average repair cost per unit increased in 2019, primarily due to higher labor rates. Also, PM costs were up as more units require more expensive synthetic...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/353389/passenger-vehicle-maintenance-spend-increased-4-in-cy-2019
Categories: Maintenance
Higher Motor Oil Prices Nudge Preventive Maintenance Costs Up

Citing the higher cost of crude oil, many major manufacturers of finished lubricant products increased prices from 5% to 8% in CY-2018. Plus, each...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/320394/price-increases-for-finished-lubricants-nudge-up-pm-costs
Categories: Maintenance
Fleet Oil Drain and PM Costs Increase Again in 2019

More OEMs are adopting more stringent motor oil requirements for new models increasing total PM costs, year-over-year, as more vehicles are required to use...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/342852/fleet-oil-drain-and-pm-costs-increase-again-in-2019
Categories: Maintenance
Synthetic Oils, Higher Labor Rates Increase Preventive Maintenance Costs

On average, PM costs have increased due to higher labor rates, expansion of models requiring synthetic motor oil, and more expensive cartridge oil filters....

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/325868/synthetic-oils-higher-labor-rates-increase-fleet-preventive-maintenance-costs
Categories: Maintenance
Fleet Maintenance, Repair Costs Remain Flat

Fleet maintenance costs have remained flat over the past 12 months, compared to CY-2015, despite price increases in replacement parts and labor rates. The...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/157076/fleet-maintenance-repair-costs-remain-flat
Categories: Maintenance
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...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/279693/replacement-tire-costs-increase-5-10

Maintenance costs increased in 2009 due to higher cost of replacement tires, PM oil changes, and labor rates. However, the biggest factor was widespread...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/158246/maintenance-costs-up-due-to-frequency-of-repair-increases
Categories: Maintenance
Severe Skilled Technician Shortage Triggering Higher Shop Labor Rates

The vehicle maintenance and repair industries are experiencing a skilled labor shortage as technicians in the Baby Boomer demographic retire in greater...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/348049/severe-skilled-technician-shortage-triggering-higher-shop-labor-rates
Categories: Operations, Vehicle Research
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...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/157476/overt-hidden-costs-of-extending-truck-replacement


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