Direct labor can be summed up as time on task, or any time spent doing a specific task or repair. The work order is open, and as soon as the technician clocks in to perform preventive maintenance, for example, that counts as direct labor. The issue of monitoring and managing indirect labor costs is important because time is so important to fleet management.
Utility vehicles fill a unique niche in a government's fleet — they can operate on rugged terrain, transport people while also performing work, and navigate tighter spaces than a traditional vehicle, whether inside a facility or out in the woods.
The redesigned 2015 Chrysler 500 is slightly bigger, more advanced and radically restyled. With a host of mechanical and technological improvements, it has a realistic shot against midsize rivals such as the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Fusion.
The Toyota Tacoma was refreshed for 2014 to remain competitive in a pickup class that also includes the Nissan Frontier and Honda Ridgeline.
Today, it’s out with the Liberty and in with the 2014 Cherokee, a new compact crossover SUV built upon the same Chrysler/Fiat platform as the Dodge Dart and the redesigned Chrysler 200.