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Ford’s Strategy to Increase Commercial Vehicle Sales with End-to-End Services
Low Demand Flattens Fuel Prices in 2020

Low Demand Flattens Fuel Prices in 2020

The largest fleet operating expense is fuel, which traditionally represents approximately 60% of all operating costs. However, the decreased miles driven by fleets during the pandemic was the No. 1 factor contributing to keeping fuel costs flat in 2020.

November 3, 2020

Forecast of Tire Prices in 2021

Forecast of Tire Prices in 2021

The ultimate outcome of the pandemic and the strength of the economic recovery are driving many predictions on future pricing.

November 3, 2020

Forecast of Fleet Maintenance Trends
Tire Costs Flat but Expect Higher Prices in 2021

Tire Costs Flat but Expect Higher Prices in 2021

Reduced tire demand and a decrease in overall miles driven have caused tire manufacturing volume to decline in 2020, creating a downstream ripple effect softening commodity prices for natural rubber, but this may change in 2021.

October 29, 2020

Total Fleet Maintenance Costs Flat in CY-2020

Total Fleet Maintenance Costs Flat in CY-2020

Although unscheduled maintenance increased due to extended service lives, prolonged inactivity during the COVID lockdown, and longer downtime due to parts shortages, costs were flat as vendors refrained from price increases.

October 28, 2020

Pandemic's Disruption Keeps 2020 Fleet Operating Costs Flat

Pandemic's Disruption Keeps 2020 Fleet Operating Costs Flat

The COVID-19 pandemic divided the fleet market into essential and non-essential businesses, causing hundreds of thousands of company vehicles to sit idle from mid-March to mid-May. The economic shutdown caused miles-driven to plummet.

October 27, 2020

Uptick in Mobile Maintenance in 2020

Uptick in Mobile Maintenance in 2020

One trend that is gaining momentum among commercial fleets during the pandemic is the use of mobile maintenance vendors. There has been a substantial uptick in fleet requests for mobile maintenance solutions as fleet managers look to minimize downtime and the administrative burden of taking their vehicle to a repair shop and having the driver wait.

October 27, 2020

2020 Fleet Executive of the Year: Yogi Shivdasani

2020 Fleet Executive of the Year: Yogi Shivdasani

Yogi Shivdasani was honored with the Fleet Executive of the Year award at the 2020 AFLA NextGen Conference for implementing data and scalable processes to make his fleet run more efficiently.

October 27, 2020

Women in in Fleet: Jodie Varner of Fleet Response
Making the 'CASE' for Fleet Telematics

Making the 'CASE' for Fleet Telematics

The most difficult part of implementing fleet telematics is making the case for it to company leadership. Focus on potential ROI to make the decision a no-brainer.

August 13, 2020

2020 Fleet Executive of the Year Nominees

2020 Fleet Executive of the Year Nominees

The Fleet Executive of the Year award, along with the Edward J. Bobit Professional Fleet Manager of the Year award, will be announced at the 2020 AFLA NextGen Conference, which will be hosted virtually this October 5-7, 2020.

July 27, 2020

Mobility Management Versus Driver Reimbursement

Mobility Management Versus Driver Reimbursement

As companies look for best practices and opportunities to create more efficiencies in fleet management, they should also look at the trend away from vehicle ownership to develop tools to apply in context of commercial fleets.

June 25, 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