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Total Cost of Ownership

Corporate finance departments and fleet managers bring different perspectives to priorities such as vehicle acquisition, cost reduction measures, and maintenance and repair that can create obstacles such as "a significant lack of communication," according to a new survey from Fleet Advantage.

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The Economics of Sedans vs. SUVs

Fleets are gravitating away from sedans and toward SUVs/crossovers, due in part to their improved MPG, roomier interior, and AWD options.

Optimized Truck TCO Starts with the Right Specs

Vehicle specifications should be defined by the fleet application and mission requirements. A truism in truck fleet management is to design a truck that will accommodate your operational requirements rather than trying to make your operation conform to the truck. Here's how you do it.

TCO Champs: Crossovers or Sedans?

As consumers and automakers continue to migrate away from sedans toward crossovers, there are no clear winners when analyzing total cost of ownership of individual models.

Comparing Vans by Lifecycle Cost

This analysis shows that ownership costs for vans with similar powertrains, GVWR, and capacities can vary by manufacturer as much as $9,000.

Should Damaged Vehicles Be Repaired or Replaced?

After an accident or major equipment failure, fleet managers often have to make a hard decision to either repair or replace the damaged vehicle. There is no right or wrong answer, but fleets need to keep safety and the bottom line in sight.

Vincentric: ProMaster Van Leads TCO Among Diesels

The diesel-powered Chrysler ProMaster full-size van was the only non-luxury diesel expected to deliver a lower total cost of ownership than its gasoline counterpart in a Vincentric study that evaluated 35 diesels.

Which Hybrids Have the Lowest Cost of Ownership?

After five years and 15,000 miles of driving per year, are there any hybrids that actually have a lower cost of ownership than their gas-engine counterparts? One unexpected vehicle takes the prize.