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Using Performance-Based Incentives to Optimize the Cost-Effectiveness of Fleet Operations

A fleet cost reduction program goes straight to the corporate bottom line. If a company operates at a 10% annual net profit margin, reducing annual fleet expenses by $100,000 is the equivalent of generating $1 million in sales. Although fleet managers manage hundreds of thousands to tens of millions of dollars in corporate assets, only half are incentivized to achieve targeted performance goals. I advocate incentivization should be a universal best practice extended to all fleet managers.

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Replacement Tire Costs Increase 5-10%

For the past four years, tire costs have been stable. But, new cost pressures have emerged in 2017, due to higher prices for the commodities used to manufacture tires and the trend to larger diameter, more expensive tires.

Fleet Maintenance Expenses Decrease in CY-2016

Fleet passenger car maintenance expenses declined by 7%.

Operating Costs Flat for Third Consecutive Year

Calendar-year 2015 marks the third consecutive year that fleet operating costs have remained stable compared to the past three years, primarily due to the continuing softness in gasoline and diesel prices. Replacement tires, the second highest operating cost, were stable due to the ongoing softness in commodity prices, primarily rubber and oil, while increased maintenance intervals contributed to lower maintenance costs for fleets. The forecast is more of the same for CY-2016.

How to Keep Higher-Mileage Vehicles in Service

These fleet managers regularly run their fleet to more than 200,000 miles using fanatical preventive maintenance, preemptive parts replacement, driver accountability and corporate pride.

15 Factors Putting Downward Pressure on Fleet Operating Costs

For the second consecutive year, total fleet operating costs have remained flat for commercial fleets when compared to the prior year. This blog identifies the 15 factors that are putting downward pressure on fleet operating costs.

Latest Trends in Medium-Duty Truck Maintenance

How current and future challenges are affecting medium-duty fleets.

Fleet Chooses Full-Service Leasing Option

This delivery service fleet opted for full-service leasing to maintain its trucks and reduce the stress of unexpected repairs.

How to Start a Preventive Maintenance Plan for a Small Fleet

If you’re looking to lower your fleet’s maintenance expense and spend less time in the shop, then record it, track it and give your drivers buy-in on the maintenance process.

Maintenance Costs Up Due to Frequency of Repair Increases

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.