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Maintenance Costs

The vehicle maintenance and repair industries are experiencing a skilled labor shortage as technicians in the Baby Boomer demographic retire in greater numbers than those replacing them. The skilled labor shortage requires shops to pay more for skilled technicians, which translates into higher shop labor rates.

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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 equipment, to increased material costs pushing up pricing on parts, upfits, and replacement tires.

9 Questions to Ask When Determining Your Truck’s Lifecycle

Determining when exactly to cycle your vehicles is a fine balance among many factors, from acquisition, through operation, and resale or asset disposal. Here are nine questions to answer when you’re deciding when and how to best cycle your trucks.

Stertil-Koni Tapped to Refurbish Rare Vehicles

Legacy Classic Trucks – recognized as one of the top vehicle restoration companies in the nation – has selected and is currently using Stertil-Koni heavy-duty lifting systems to give new life to historic vehicles. 

How to Test Truck Tires in Your Fleet

Tires can be an endless headache for truck fleet managers trying to determine which brands and types perform best in their applications. What's the best way to conduct a tire test to see how a prospective tire stacks up when compared to other makes and models?

Truck Repair Costs Rise, Says Benchmarking Study

The average cost of mechanical repairs in the trucking industry increased for the second straight quarter – but one fleet improved its time between breakdowns to a new record, according to the latest benchmarking report from the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and FleetNet America.