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Maintenance Management

A truck’s total cost of ownership (TCO) covers a specific range of expense variables, regardless of the make or model. The four lifecycle categories that influence TCO are fixed costs, operating expenses, incidental costs, and depreciation/resale value. A key factor that drives these lifecycle categories is a vehicle’s service life. 

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Worn Tires Decrease Handling on Wet Roads Up to 33%

On wet roads, worn tires with a tread depth of 4/32 inch have an average increased stopping distance of 87 feet for a passenger car and 86 feet for a light truck when compared with new tires, according to a recent study from AAA. 

How Fleets Source Replacement Parts

When procuring replacement parts for their vehicles, more than two-thirds of commercial fleet managers surveyed by Automotive Fleet don't mandate factory parts and nearly three of four didn't identify a preferred brand.

Preparing Fleets for Upcoming Disruptive Changes

Observing technological impacts of other industries may provide insights into how looming changes could redefine fleets. The magnitude of the disruption will be greater than what fleets have faced before.

IBM Watson Will Revolutionize Health Care: Can It Be Integrated into Fleet Processes?

At a fundamental level, the fleet management industry is an aggregator of data upon which it executes actions designed to optimize vehicle asset lifecycle – from acquisition to disposal – and to fine-tune operational efficiencies to maximize employee productivity. A cognitive computing platform, such as IBM Watson, would thrive in this type of data-rich environment.