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For the second consecutive year, total fleet operating costs have remained flat for commercial fleets when compared to the prior year. This blog identifies...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/159333/15-factors-putting-downward-pressure-on-fleet-operating-costs
Categories: Maintenance
Warranty Recovery: More Stringent Manufacturer Enforcement Limits Dollars

Warranty recovery costs are under greater scrutiny by vehicle manufacturers than they have been in the past, requiring accurate and complete maintenance...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/318207/more-stringent-oem-enforcement-limits-warranty-recovery-dollars

Senior management exerts intense pressure on fleet managers to control and/or reduce vehicle acquisition and operating expenses. To accomplish this, a fleet...

https://www.businessfleet.com/159964/institutionalizing-cost-control-strategies
Extended Cycling Increases Truck Fleet TCO

A truck’s total cost of ownership (TCO) covers a specific range of expense variables, regardless of the make or model. The four lifecycle categories that...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/309868/extended-cycling-increases-truck-fleet-total-cost-of-ownership
Categories: Maintenance, Operations
Operating Costs Increase After Remaining Flat for Five Years

Fleet operating costs increased in 2018, primarily due to higher fuel prices and maintenance costs. Upward pressure on maintenance labor rates and higher...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/318175/operating-costs-increase-after-remaining-flat-for-five-years

Although gas prices started to decline in August, the year-to-date cost of fuel in 2008 has increased 30 percent compared to last year. The price for...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/158132/fleet-operating-costs-increase-again-in-2008

It will become more expensive to operate a fleet in the coming years. Vehicle acquisition costs will increase. Fuel prices, in all likelihood, will trend...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/158265/the-cost-of-operating-a-fleet-will-increase
Categories: Fuel
Fuel Prices Increase Fleet Operating Costs

Higher fuel pricing has been the No. 1 factor contributing to higher operating costs in calendar-year 2018. Since fuel makes up the largest portion of fleet...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/320386/higher-fuel-prices-increase-fleet-operating-costs
Categories: Fuel
Stable Fuel Spend Keeps Lid on Overall Operating Costs

The stability of fuel pricing has been the No. 1 factor contributing to keeping operating costs flat in calendar-year 2017. Since fuel makes up the largest...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157775/stable-fuel-spend-keeps-lid-on-overall-operating-costs
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: Operations, Telematics
Analysis of Fleet Fuel Spend Trends in CY-2014

Fuel prices remain stable with the continued shift to smaller displacement engines and increased oil production in the U.S. One unintended consequence may...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/155741/analysis-of-fleet-fuel-spend-trends-in-cy-2014
Categories: Operations
Operating Costs Inch Up for Second Consecutive Year

Fleet operating costs increased in CY-2019 due to higher PM costs, ongoing pressure to increase maintenance labor rates to address the widespread tech...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/343217/operating-costs-inch-up-for-second-consecutive-year
Categories: Equipment, Operations
Class 3-6 Truck Forecast: Operating Costs Stable

Although the largest operating cost continues to be fuel, the No. 1 challenge facing medium-duty truck fleets is cost containment. There is always pressure...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/156443/class-3-6-truck-forecast-operating-costs-stable

Lower prices for gasoline and diesel have been a welcome relief for fleets, in some cases, reducing operating costs by 25-30 percent. While the past three...

https://www.businessfleet.com/159560/flat-fuel-prices-forecast-to-extend-through-2016
Categories: Operations
Analysis of CY-2014 Commercial Fleet Trends

Without a doubt, the No. 1 challenge facing today's fleets is cost containment, according to a survey of commercial fleet managers conducted by AF.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/153547/analysis-of-cy-2014-commercial-fleet-trends
Categories: Safety & Risk Management
In a Slow Economy, Driver Violations Increase

Vehicle violations now represent 1-3 percent of total fleet costs. Traffic violation revenues are being used by many jurisdictions to balance budgets. In an...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/146997/in-a-slow-economy-driver-violations-increase

Fuel costs, the largest fleet operating expense, declined dramatically in the 2009 calendar-year due to a sharp decline in worldwide fuel consumption. Also,...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/158222/forecast-of-fleet-operating-costs-for-2010-calendar-year

There is ongoing upward pressure on operating costs for medium-duty truck fleets. Factors impacting operating costs are volatile diesel prices, replacement...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/158959/10-strategies-to-curb-medium-duty-truck-operating-costs

Senior management exerts intense pressure on fleet managers to control and/or reduce vehicle acquisition and operating expenses. To accomplish this, a fleet...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/159964/institutionalizing-cost-control-strategies

Senior management exerts intense pressure on fleet managers to control and/or reduce vehicle acquisition and operating expenses. To accomplish this, a fleet...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/159964/institutionalizing-cost-control-strategies

Recently, I conducted a survey of several hundred fleet managers to identify emerging industry trends. One recurrent theme expressed by fleet managers was...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/279813/upward-pressure-on-fleet-costs-threatens-to-increase-tco

Calendar-year 2015 marks the third consecutive year that fleet operating costs have remained stable compared to the past three years, primarily due to the...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/159555/operating-costs-flat-for-third-consecutive-year

Fuel costs, the largest fleet operating expense, declined dramatically in the 2009 calendar-year due to a sharp decline in worldwide fuel consumption. Also,...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/158222/forecast-of-fleet-operating-costs-for-2010-calendar-year
Categories: Maintenance
Higher Commodity Prices Put Upward Pressure on Tire Costs

For the past four years, tire costs have been stable. But new cost pressures have emerged in 2017, primarily with higher prices for commodities used to...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/157776/higher-commodity-prices-put-upward-pressure-on-tire-costs
Categories: Operations

The key reason for the increase was the cost of fuel, in particular, diesel fuel. This has also led to price increases for other oil-based products such as...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/145894/medium-duty-truck-operating-costs-increase-again
Categories: Maintenance
Stable Commodity Prices Keep Replacement Tire Costs Flat

Replacement tire prices for CY-2016 are flat because of less volatility in the global prices of commodities used to manufacture tires, namely oil, rubber,...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/157075/stable-commodity-prices-keep-replacement-tire-costs-flat-1

The new reality of a tighter corporate operating environment has forced fleet managers to pursue two different types of cost-cutting goals - cost deferral...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/158244/short-term-cost-cutting-strategies-backfire-in-the-long-run
Categories: Operations
Developing and Controlling a Fleet Budget

Preparing a fleet budget requires only three easy steps: develop your cost assumptions, determine line-item expenses, and correct the variances between...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/156329/developing-and-controlling-a-fleet-budget

As a wear item, tires are a depreciating asset. Your job, as the fleet manager, is to slow the rate of depreciation. Replacement tires as a cost category...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/159813/tires-are-a-depreciating-asset-10-ways-to-slow-the-rate-of-depreciation

Calendar-year 2015 marks the third consecutive year that fleet operating costs have remained stable compared to the past three years, primarily due to the...

https://www.businessfleet.com/159555/operating-costs-flat-for-third-consecutive-year

Fuel costs, the largest fleet operating expense, declined dramatically in the 2009 calendar-year due to a sharp decline in worldwide fuel consumption. Also,...

https://www.businessfleet.com/158222/forecast-of-fleet-operating-costs-for-2010-calendar-year

The key reason for the increase was the cost of fuel, in particular, diesel fuel. This has also led to price increases for other oil-based products such as...

https://www.businessfleet.com/158091/medium-duty-truck-operating-costs-increase-again
Categories: Maintenance
Tire Prices Increase Due to Higher Commodity Costs

Higher commodity prices are putting upward pressure on fleet prices for replacement tires. National accounts are no longer as willing to absorb the majority...

https://www.businessfleet.com/318186/tire-prices-increase-due-to-higher-commodity-costs

Fleet operating costs are forecast to trend higher in calendar-year 2012. Replacement tire prices are expected to increase 6-10 percent due to higher raw...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/158601/higher-operating-costs-forecast-for-cy-2012

The key reason for the increase was the cost of fuel, in particular, diesel fuel. This has also led to price increases for other oil-based products such as...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/158091/medium-duty-truck-operating-costs-increase-again
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.fleetfinancials.com/346484/upward-pricing-pressures-on-most-fixed-and-operating-costs
Categories: Equipment, Operations
10 Trends: Vocational Work Trucks Cost of Ownership

Total cost of ownership for vocational truck fleets is trending upward, primarily due to higher fuel prices, increased maintenance costs due to higher labor...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/327126/10-trends-vocational-work-trucks-cost-of-ownership

The new reality of a tighter corporate operating environment has forced fleet managers to pursue two different types of cost-cutting goals - cost deferral...

https://www.businessfleet.com/158244/short-term-cost-cutting-strategies-backfire-in-the-long-run
Categories: Maintenance
Warranty Recovery and Good Will Assistance Remains Stringent

Warranty recovery is more stringent requiring even greater documentation to support warranty claims. OEM loyalty and the availability of documented...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/342858/warranty-recovery-and-good-will-assistance-remains-stringent

The key reason for the increase was the cost of fuel, in particular, diesel fuel. This has also led to price increases for other oil-based products such as...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/158091/medium-duty-truck-operating-costs-increase-again

There is ongoing upward pressure on operating costs for medium-duty truck fleets. Factors impacting operating costs are volatile diesel prices, replacement...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/158959/10-strategies-to-curb-medium-duty-truck-operating-costs
Categories: Maintenance, Operations
Stable Commodity Prices Keep Replacement Tire Costs Flat

Replacement tires are the second highest operating cost for fleets after fuel. During CY-2015, replacement tire prices have remained stable compared to the...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/156397/stable-commodity-prices-keep-replacement-tire-costs-flat
Estimated 5-10% of Fleet Dollars Wasted Annually

While there never seems to be enough money to go around, one of the less talked about aspects of fleet management is the amount of budget dollars that are...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/323886/estimated-5-10-of-fleet-dollars-are-wasted-annually
Fleet Operating Costs Remain Stable for Fourth Consecutive Year

The stability of fuel pricing over the past 36 months, along with ongoing improvements in vehicle fuel economy, have been the key factors keeping fleet...

https://www.greenfleetmagazine.com/159973/fleet-operating-costs-remain-stable-for-fourth-consecutive-year
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: Operations
State of the U.S. Commercial Fleet Market: Cost Containment is No.1 Challenge Facing Fleet Managers

A survey of commercial fleet managers identifying the challenges facing their fleets found the overwhelming response focused on escalating costs for...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/147256/state-of-the-u-s-commercial-fleet-market-cost-containment-is-no-1-challenge-faci

Fleet operating costs are forecast to trend higher in calendar-year 2012. Replacement tire prices are expected to increase 6-10 percent due to higher raw...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/158601/higher-operating-costs-forecast-for-cy-2012
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.worktruckonline.com/346484/upward-pricing-pressures-on-most-fixed-and-operating-costs
Categories: Operations
Will OE Tire Strategies Increase Fleet Operating Costs?

A growing trend is for auto designers to work with tire manufacturers in developing tires specific to particular model vehicles. This has proliferated...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/145069/will-oe-tire-strategies-increase-fleet-operating-costs
Categories: Maintenance
Prices for Replacement Tires Stabilize in CY-2014

Replacement tires are the third-largest fleet expense category. In recent years, there have been year-over-year price increases for replacement tires. A key...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/155743/prices-for-replacement-tires-stabilize-in-cy-2014


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