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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
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: Fleet Management, Fleet Management as a Service, Operations
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...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/346484/upward-pricing-pressures-on-most-fixed-and-operating-costs
Categories: Maintenance
Maintenance Costs Increase with Longer Service Lives, Recalls

Doing CY-2014, passenger car CPM maintenance costs were up 13 percent as the average age of units in operation increased due to fewer companies engaging in...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/155971/maintenance-costs-increase-with-longer-service-lives-recalls
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
Fleet Replacement Tire Costs Decline

Passenger car tire prices are anticipated to increase in CY-2017. The key factors influencing future replacement tire prices are the cost of materials and...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/157263/fleet-replacement-tire-costs-decline
Categories: Maintenance
Fleet Maintenance Expenses Decrease in CY-2016

Fleet passenger car maintenance expenses declined by 7%.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/157261/fleet-maintenance-expenses-decrease-in-cy-2016
Categories: Maintenance
PM Transaction Costs Up But Longer Intervals Keep Costs Flat

The auto OEMs continue to adopt more stringent motor oil requirements, which increases the cost of each PM service. But, the intervals between services have...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/157077/pm-transaction-costs-up-but-longer-intervals-keep-costs-flat
Categories: Auctions, Fleet Management as a Service, Maintenance, Rental Operations
Labor Shortage Increases But Economic Uncertainty Emerges

The robust economy is creating record numbers of new jobs and a subsequent labor shortage that is being exacerbated by the large wave of Baby Boomer...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/346322/labor-shortage-increases-but-economic-uncertainty-emerges
Categories: Maintenance
Extended Oil Intervals Keep Preventive Maintenance Costs Flat

Extended oil-drain intervals and flat labor rates have helped to offset increases in the cost of motor oil because of the expanded use of synthetic oils. In...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/157262/extended-oil-intervals-keep-preventive-maintenance-costs-flat
Categories: Maintenance
Maintenance Spend Increased 3-5% in 2018

Average repair spend per unit increased 3-5% in calendar-year 2018, primarily due to higher labor rates and part prices. Also, PM costs were up due to the...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/325853/passenger-vehicle-maintenance-spend-increased-3-5-in-cy-2018
Categories: Maintenance
Replacement Tire Costs Increased 8% in 2018

Upward cost pressures on replacement tires have emerged in 2018, due to higher cost for the commodities used to manufacture tires and the trend to larger...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/325873/replacement-tire-costs-increased-8-in-cy-2018
Categories: Maintenance
Fleet Preventive Maintenance Costs Increase 3%

Extended oil-drain intervals have helped to offset increases in the cost of motor oil because of the expanded use of synthetic oils and cartridge oil...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/279692/fleet-preventive-maintenance-costs-increase-3
Categories: Maintenance
Fleet Car Maintenance Costs Increase 7 Percent in 2012-CY

Although costs have increased, many fleets continued to cycle vehicles early to take advantage of still favorable resale market conditions. This strategy...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/152697/fleet-car-maintenance-costs-increase-7-percent-in-2012-cy
Categories: Operations
Higher Prices Reinvigorate Cost Containment Initiatives

Fleet costs are experiencing upward pressure in a variety of areas, ranging from higher vehicle acquisition due to the proliferation of safety systems to...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/288139/higher-prices-reinvigorate-cost-containment-initiatives
Categories: Maintenance
Fleet Maintenance Oil Intervals Extended

Preventive maintenance expenses were flat in CY-2015. Although the average cost per PM has risen, oil drain intervals have been extended.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/156597/fleet-maintenance-oil-intervals-extended
Categories: Maintenance
Higher Labor, Parts Drive Up Fleet Maintenance Costs

Although repair incidents were flat, other fleet-related maintenance expenses were up in calendar-year 2017, primarily in labor rates and parts prices. PM...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/279691/higher-labor-parts-drive-up-fleet-maintenance-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
Maintenance Costs Increase as Labor Rates Rise

Despite high build quality, vehicle maintenance costs are trending up due to increased advanced technology content, skilled labor shortages, higher tire...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/318193/fleet-maintenance-costs-increase-as-labor-rates-rise
Categories: Maintenance
Fleet Car Maintenance Costs Increase Less Than 1%

Costs tracked by the annual maintenance survey in 2015 include unscheduled repairs, PM, tires, and replacement rentals.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/156596/fleet-car-maintenance-costs-increase-less-than-1


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