Truck fleet managers have a daunting job. They are responsible for selecting the right trucks for the job, ensuring the trucks are properly maintained, and selling them for the best price at the end of their fleet useful life, among hundreds of other fleet-related tasks.
When it comes to truck maintenance, not one solution will work for every fleet. Where some fleets swear by ensuring all maintenance is kept in-house, others have found the benefits of outsourcing this job, while others find a balance.
Work Truck magazine surveyed our readership, including all truck fleet sizes and vocational fleet types, to find out more about what maintenance needs are outsourced, why, and some of the challenges today’s truck fleets face.
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As of Dec. 1, 2020, all truck classes from pickups to medium-duty Class 5-6 as well as Class 7-8 heavy-duty trucks saw a decrease in wholesale prices month-over-month.
The pandemic could drive more fleets to consider emergency planning and has increased vehicle operating expenses for many fleets.
As of Nov. 1, 2020, all truck classes declined in overall wholesale values.
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As of Oct. 1, 2020, pickup trucks continued the dramatic and steady month-over-month increase in wholesale values from June to October 2020.
As of Sept. 1, 2020, pickup trucks continued the dramatic and steady month-over- increase in wholesale values from June to September 2020.
As of Aug. 1, 2020, pickup trucks saw a huge spike in wholesale values from June to July 2020.
As of July 1, 2020, average wholesale values for all model-year 2015-2017 truck classes experienced some form of increase in value, except Class 7 medium-duty.
As of June 1, 2020, all truck classes continued to experience a drop in resale values for 2015-2017 model-year units. This is the second month of decreases following the rise in all values in April 2020.
As of May 1, 2020, all truck classes experienced a dropin resale values for 2015-2017 model-year units compared with the rise each class saw last month.
As of April 1, 2020, all truck classes experienced a rise in resale values for 2015-2017 model-year units.
As of March 1, 2020, we are back to a mix of increases and decreases in 2015-2017 model-year truck resale values.