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Top 15 Fleet Maintenance Trends in 2013 & Beyond

February 13, 2013

Vehicle quality continues to improve and extended powertrain warranties have covered some expensive repairs, which occur at higher mileage. Although quality has increased, vehicles are becoming more complex, especially with the proliferation of new onboard technologies. In this context, what follows are the top 15 maintenance trends for passenger cars that are facing commercial fleet managers in 2013 and beyond.

Tags: Replacement Tires, Motor Oil, Tires, Re-refined oil, Replacement Parts, Labor Costs, Extended PM Intervals, Synthetic Motor Oils, Post-Warranty Recovery, Antich, fleet maintenance

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Higher Raw Material Costs Put Upward Pressure on Replacement Tire Prices

February 28, 2011

Retail transaction prices for light-truck replacement tire were up 12.5% in 2010, and 11% for the passenger car segment. Although retail tire prices increased, replacement tire pricing for commercial fleets remained relatively flat because of pre-existing national account pricing agreements. However, it would be short-sighted to believe national account vendors will indefinitely absorb tire cost increases without passing them on to their fleet customers.

Tags: Replacement Tires, fleet operating expenses, Antich

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Monday, February 28, 2011 4:51 PM | » Comments(1)

Fleet Predictions for the 2010 Calendar-Year

January 4, 2010

Barring the occurrence of unforeseen calamities beyond our control, here are my predictions as to how current fleet industry trend lines will play out in the next 12 months.

Tags: Depreciation, Maintenance, Replacement Tires

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Monday, January 4, 2010 9:29 AM | » Comments(3)

Top 6 Fleet Trends in the Medium-Duty Truck Market

July 14, 2009

Six key trends will determine Class 3-7 medium-duty truck lifecycle costs in the 2010 calendar-year. They are diesel prices, acquisition costs, resale, maintenance costs, replacement tire expense, and environmental regulatory requirements. Here is a forecast of what to expect.

Tags: Remarketing, Diesel, resale value, Replacement Tires, Regulations, Medium-Duty Trucks, Mergers & Acquisitions

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Tuesday, July 14, 2009 8:43 AM | » Comments(2)

Replacement Tires: A Growing Fleet Expense

October 14, 2008

Replacement tires are the third-largest expense category for fleets. In the past three years, this expense category has grown as a result of multiple price increases from all major tire OEMs. In 2008, year-to-date tire replacement costs have increased 4-10 percent. This follows a 3-4 percent price increase in 2007 and an 8-10 percent price increase in 2006. The consensus is replacement tire prices will increase again in 2009.

Tags: Replacement Tires, Tires

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2008 7:49 AM | » Comments(2)

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