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COVID-19 Offers Opportunity to Make a Dent in the Technician Shortage

COVID-19 Offers Opportunity to Make a Dent in the Technician Shortage

Now is when the fleet industry should be proactively identifying these future technicians. The fleet industry has a window to tap into this idled labor pool, who will look attractive to other industries experiencing labor shortages leading to increased competition to recruit this talent

April 2, 2020

Last-Mile Deliveries Surge in a Socially Distanced World

Last-Mile Deliveries Surge in a Socially Distanced World

Whatever the final impact of the pandemic on fleet management, one legacy will be the creation of an expanded base of new customers comfortable with e-commerce transactions to be serviced by a growing number of final-mile delivery fleets.

March 30, 2020

Fleet Policies & Procedures to Minimize COVID-19 Contagion
Replacement Tire Transaction Costs Up Slightly in CY-2019

Replacement Tire Transaction Costs Up Slightly in CY-2019

Although prices for replacement tires increased 3% per unit per month in calendar-year 2019 compared to CY-2018, the per transaction tire costs were up less than 1% for fleets buying at pre-negotiated national account prices.

March 18, 2020

Passenger Vehicle Maintenance Spend Increased 4% in CY-2019

Passenger Vehicle Maintenance Spend Increased 4% in CY-2019

Average repair cost per unit increased in 2019, primarily due to higher labor rates. Also, PM costs were up as more units require more expensive synthetic oil. Tire price per unit, on average, increased 3% in the past 12 months.

March 17, 2020

The Fleets of Tomorrow Will Attract Fast-Track Managers With Predisposition to Analytics
Spend Management & Spend Analytics are Crucial to Creating Fleet Accountability
More Fleets Making ADAS Tech Mandatory

More Fleets Making ADAS Tech Mandatory

The availability of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) is a growing influence on vehicle acquisition decisions, but fleets are recognizing the need to properly familiarize drivers on these safety functions before they hit the road.

January 8, 2020

Containing Fuel Spend Is a Top Fleet Focus Despite Price Stability
In Memoriam: Dealer, Fleet Leasing Pioneer Joe Holman
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

Hallmark Names New Fleet Manager

Martin Stallbaumer, CCP, GRP, has been named the Corporate Services Manager, Fleet & Relocation at Hallmark Cards in Shawnee, Kan.

December 4, 2019

Why the Industry Is Transitioning to Synthetic Motor Oils

Why the Industry Is Transitioning to Synthetic Motor Oils

There are three key reasons why the transition to synthetic oils is occurring. They are the proliferation of smaller displacement turbocharged engines, escalating CAFE fuel economy requirements, and government regulations to lower tailpipe emissions.

December 2, 2019

Hallmark Fleet Manager and Fleet Hall of Famer Retires

Debbie Mize, the long-time corporate services manager, fleet and relocation for Hallmark Cards Inc., retired on Nov. 30, culminating a 43-year career with the company, where she managed the corporate fleet since 1987.

December 2, 2019