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Fuel Prices Trending Upward: Longevity of Rise Uncertain

Fuel Prices Trending Upward: Longevity of Rise Uncertain

This special report over five articles provides an in-depth examination of 2021 operating cost trends for fuel spend, scheduled/unscheduled maintenance, replacement tire prices, PM spend, warranty recovery, and a forecast of CY2022 expenses.

November 1, 2021

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

Extended Cycling & Part Shortages Stress Warranty Recovery in 2021
Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Many tire OEMs have increased prices in CY-2021, ranging from 3-10% depending on type of tire and size. Higher commodity prices and increased ocean freight rates are being passed on to end users as OE profit margins compress.

October 26, 2021

Preventative Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

Preventative Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

Many factors converged to exert upward pressure on PM 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 26, 2021

Assessments of European and U.S. Fleet Markets

Assessments of European and U.S. Fleet Markets

Automotive Fleet Editor Mike Antich and John Dmochowsky, president of JC Consulting, examine key takeaways from the first week of the Global Fleet Conference, including fleet market reports on Europe, the USA, the Caribbean, and the EV adoption trends in Europe.

May 7, 2021

Fleet Readers Sound Off on EV Adoption, the Work-from-Home Business Model & More
The 2022 Bolt EUV Lowers TCO While Meeting Sustainability Goals

The 2022 Bolt EUV Lowers TCO While Meeting Sustainability Goals

The 2022 Bolt EUV expands Chevrolet’s EV lineup as a utility-type vehicle with a range of 250 miles on a full charge. It will be sold alongside the 2022 Bolt EV model. The Bolt EUV is approximately six inches longer than the Bolt EV.

March 2, 2021

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV Offers a Cure to Range Anxiety

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV Offers a Cure to Range Anxiety

The 2020 model-year Bolt EV increases its driving range on a full charge to an EPA-estimated 259 miles, up by 21 miles over the previous model. The Bolt comes with an impressive array of driver-assistance technologies.

January 6, 2021

Q&A: How Ford Plans to Increase Commercial Vehicle Sales

Q&A: How Ford Plans to Increase Commercial Vehicle Sales

Ford wants to make commercial vehicles a larger part of its business, and Ford CV leader Ted Cannis explains how the company is turning to things such as electrification and connectivity to make it happen.

December 6, 2020

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