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Maintenance Costs

Preventative Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

A variety of factors converged to exert upward pressure on preventive maintenance costs, such as longer vehicle service lives due to limited product availability, the ongoing transition to synthetic oils, and higher labor rates to attract scarce technicians.

Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Part and labor prices have increased 4-8%, while part and labor availability have decreased. Due to difficulties sourcing replacement vehicles, fleets are keeping units in service longer. This caused repair spend to increase in 2021.

2021 HDT Fact Book: Maintenance Costs Expected to Rise

While repair and maintenance costs decreased considerably in 2019, the industry could see an increase in maintenance costs driven by a strong demand for trucking. Here's the maintenance you need to know from HDT's 2021 Fact Book.

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