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Closer Look at the Wheels-Donlen Merger

Dive deep into the recent Wheels-Donlen merger as Mike Antich interviews new CEO, Shlomo Crandus, on his vision and goals for the new company in this episode of State of the Fleet Industry Spotlight.

Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Part and labor prices have increased 4-8%, while part and labor availability have decreased. Due to difficulties sourcing replacement vehicles, fleets are keeping units in service longer. This caused repair spend to increase in 2021.

Preventive Maintenance Costs Increase 3-5% in 2021

A variety of factors converged to exert upward pressure on preventive maintenance costs, such as longer vehicle service lives due to limited product availability, the ongoing transition to synthetic oils, and higher labor rates to attract scarce technicians.

Europcar Launches DuoFlex Business Subscription Service

Europcar in the UK has launched a new flexible vehicle subscription service called DuoFlex. The subscription is based on a minimum 28 day rental but also adds a second vehicle for two days, twice a month, which eliminates the additional costs when the usual company vehicle doesn’t fulfill the normal business requirements.

Four Ways to Minimize Upfit Lead Time

Upfitting a vehicle is a process that requires thought and consideration. It is essential that fleet managers and all suppliers collaborate on upfits. In the final analysis, there are four proven strategies that will expedite OTD for upfits.

Upfitter OTD Impacted by Labor & Parts Shortages

Upfitters have been battered by inconsistent chassis deliveries from the OEMs, back-ordered parts, widespread labor shortages, constraints on ordering pre-fabricated parts, and higher expenses for aluminum and steel.

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