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The Impact of Larger Diameter Tires on Fleets

February 28, 2013

The average replacement tire cost per month rose 15 percent, and, on a cost-per-mile basis, rose 10 percent in 2012 compared to 2011. There are a variety of factors influencing tire costs, such as commodity prices and increased global demand; however, the industry-wide retail trend to larger diameter OE tire sizes is a key factor in driving up replacement tire prices in the past decade.

Tags: GE Capital Fleet Services, Tires, Modern Tire Dealer Magazine, fleet tire costs

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Maintenance Costs Up Due to Frequency of Repair Increases

March 2, 2010

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.

Tags: Maintenance Costs, GE Capital Fleet Services

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Tuesday, March 2, 2010 9:46 AM | » Comments(1)

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Mike has covered fleet management and remarketing for more than 20 years and entered the Fleet Hall of Fame in 2010.

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