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February 13, 2017

Controlling Creeping Fleet Costs

Running a successful fleet means keeping an eye on both your front office costs, as well as what’s happening in your shop and in the yard.

October 10, 2016

ARI VehicleDowntimeView Tracks Repair Times

ARI has developed VehicleDowntimeView, technology that uses GPS monitoring and telematics data to measure how long a vehicle is out of service and provide data to manage the reduction of a fleet’s total downtime.

August 16, 2016

ARI 's Fleet Health Tool Identifies Higher-Cost Vehicles

ARI has begun offering the Fleet Health Card, an analytical tool that helps fleet managers identify problematic vehicles that have the biggest impact on cost and reliability.

May 23, 2016

Ryder Expands Maintenance Options for Truck Leases

Ryder System has expanded maintenance offerings for leases with the company’s new Ryder ChoiceLease options.

January 15, 2016

Renewable Diesel Reduces Ore. Utility's Maintenance Costs

Since switching from biodiesel to renewable diesel, the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) in Oregon has reduced its fleet greenhouse gas emissions as well as maintenance on its diesel vehicles.

October 16, 2015

Operating Costs Flat for Third Consecutive Year

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 continuing softness in gasoline and diesel prices. Replacement tires, the second highest operating cost, were stable due to the ongoing softness in commodity prices, primarily rubber and oil, while increased maintenance intervals contributed to lower maintenance costs for fleets. The forecast is more of the same for CY-2016.

May 15, 2015

Audit Questions N.C. Utility's Maintenance Charges to City

The Fayetteville (N.C.) Public Works Commission has been charging the city up to 44% in markup and administrative charges to service the city's vehicles, according to an internal audit.

May 6, 2015

Maintenance Inefficiencies Costing USPS $21.8M a Year

The U.S. Postal Service could reduce its maintenance costs by $21.8 million a year by improving oversight of its mechanics and right-sizing staffing at vehicle garages, according to finding by the U.S. Office of Inspector General.

October 20, 2014

15 Factors Putting Downward Pressure on Fleet Operating Costs

For the second consecutive year, total fleet operating costs have remained flat for commercial fleets when compared to the prior year. This blog identifies the 15 factors that are putting downward pressure on fleet operating costs.

July 25, 2014

Fleet Chooses Full-Service Leasing Option

This delivery service fleet opted for full-service leasing to maintain its trucks and reduce the stress of unexpected repairs.

February 24, 2014

City of Marion Debates Lease vs. Own for New Bucket Truck

The Marion City Council ended up approving a lease-lease agreement with Altec Capital for a new truck that would cost the City $86,157 over a five-year period. At the end of five years, the City has the option to purchase the vehicle for its fair market value cost or enter a new lease for a new truck.

March 2, 2010

Maintenance Costs Up Due to Frequency of Repair Increases

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

February 8, 2009

Fleet Car Maintenance Costs Increase 5% in 2008-CY

Overall fleet car maintenance costs rose 5 percent for the 2008-calendar year compared to 2007, primarily due to increased prices for replacement tires and higher labor rates. Partially mitigating these increases were flat PM expenses and increased vehicle quality, resulting in fewer warranty claims and vehicle recalls. These findings are based on a survey of actual maintenance expenses of 70,374 passenger cars conducted by GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services.

October 21, 2008

Fleet Operating Costs Increase Again in 2008

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 replacement tires rose 5-10 percent in 2008 due to higher oil prices and the shift by manufacturers to larger diameter tires. Also, fleet maintenance and repair costs increased across the board in 2008. The cost for non-warranty maintenance services was up 5 percent for fleets.

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