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Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

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.

October 28, 2021

Preventive Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

Preventive 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.

October 27, 2021

How to Reduce Driver Impact on Truck Fleet Maintenance Costs
Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

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.

December 13, 2019

Labor Shortage Increases But Economic Uncertainty Emerges

Labor Shortage Increases But Economic Uncertainty Emerges

The robust economy is creating record numbers of new jobs and a subsequent labor shortage that is being exacerbated by the large wave of Baby Boomer retirements, but some see uncertainty of future market conditions.

December 11, 2019

State of the Commercial Truck Tire Industry in 2019
Have an ELD? Bundle it with Telematics

Have an ELD? Bundle it with Telematics

Fleets that bundle their ELD solutions with telematics not only will stay in compliance, but also will get the benefits of better visibility into every aspect of their trucks’ operations, improving the bottom line.

July 16, 2019

Don’t Overlook Trailer Maintenance
Can Emissions Repair Costs be Contained?

Can Emissions Repair Costs be Contained?

The addition of selective catalytic reduction and diesel particulate filter aftertreatment to modern trucks forced fleets and manufacturers to shift expectations on the fly. These two fleets met the emissions maintenance monster head-on — and won.

March 13, 2019

Predictive Maintenance: Tell Me Something I Don’t Know
10 Tips for Maintaining Work Trucks
Top Maintenance Best Practices for Medium-Duty Trucks
Engine Fan Helps Texas Fleet Cut Costs
How to Better Understand Data in Truck Fleets
Spec’ing a Low-Maintenance Trailer
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