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Why Solar Is a Fleet’s Best EV Charging Option

Why Solar Is a Fleet’s Best EV Charging Option

With the growing use of EVs, fleets need a reliable and cost-effective way to charge their vehicles. Solar energy meets these criteria while being 100% sustainable.

March 30, 2020

When to Use Factory v. Out-of-Stock Ordering

When to Use Factory v. Out-of-Stock Ordering

When acquiring long-term vehicles for your company, you’re typically faced with two options: factory ordering or ordering out-of-stock. Each process has its place in managing a fleet. This guide walks through the advantages and disadvantages of each process, tips for successful order planning, and what you can do to fill the gaps when you have unexpected or seasonal vehicle needs.

March 20, 2020

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

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

Spireon Launches FleetLocate for Ford

Spireon Launches FleetLocate for Ford

Spireon has launched FleetLocate for Ford, syncing the fleet management solution with Ford vehicles that support the automaker's open-platform Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC), and also announced updates to its user interface.

August 14, 2019

GM Fleet Parts Discount Program Partners with B2B Payment Provider
Enterprise Fleet Management Technicians Gain ASE Certification

E-ZOIL Acquires Cleaning Supplies Company, Emulso

E-ZOIL, manufacturer of performance-enhancing fuel additives and cleaning solutions, acquired Tonawanda-based Emulso International Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial cleaning supplies.

March 15, 2019

GM Fleet to Discount 450,000+ Parts

GM Fleet to Discount 450,000+ Parts

GM Fleet will offer commercial, government, and rental fleets substantial discounts on replacement parts under a new program unveiled at NTEA's The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

March 6, 2019

Top Commercial Truck Tire Sizes Identified

Top Commercial Truck Tire Sizes Identified

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association has identified the top original-equipment manufacturer and aftermarket tire sizes in its latest fact book that covers the 2018 calendar year.

February 22, 2019

Deciding to Repair or Replace Run-Flat Tires

Deciding to Repair or Replace Run-Flat Tires

What should a fleet professional know when utilizing assets with run-flat tire versus a non-run-flat tire? According to mounting and balancing equipment manufacturers and tire manufacturers the consensus is a run-flat’s unique construction makes them more difficult to mount and demount.

December 17, 2018

Mazda, Hyundai Excel with Lowest Repair Costs

Mazda, Hyundai Excel with Lowest Repair Costs

Mazda, Hyundai, Toyota, and Audi have received top marks for reliability and a low cost for repairs, according to data from automotive repair data and diagnostic solutions provider CarMD.com Corp. The findings came in the 2018 CarMD Vehicle Health Index Make and Model Reliability Rankings.

December 12, 2018

Higher Motor Oil Prices Nudge Preventive Maintenance Costs Up

Higher Motor Oil Prices Nudge Preventive Maintenance Costs Up

Citing the higher cost of crude oil, many major manufacturers of finished lubricant products increased prices from 5% to 8% in CY-2018. Plus, each model-year, more OEMs require the use of more expensive synthetic motor oils.

November 30, 2018

Vincentric Adds Maintenance Costs to Data Stream

Vincentric has begun offering more in-depth maintenance data as part of its automotive cost-of-ownership database covering more than 45,000 vehicles, the Bingham Farms, Mich.-based data provider has announced.

October 30, 2018