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Maintenance Costs

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.

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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.

Report: EVs Cost Less to Maintain

The estimated scheduled maintenance cost for a light-duty battery-electric vehicle is substantially lower than that of a conventional internal combustion engine vehicle, according to a new report by the Argonne National Laboratory.

9 Questions to Ask When Determining Your Truck’s Lifecycle

Determining when exactly to cycle your vehicles is a fine balance among many factors, from acquisition, through operation, and resale or asset disposal. Here are nine questions to answer when you’re deciding when and how to best cycle your trucks.

2018 Utilization Statistics

Data derived from Utilimarc's municipal benchmarking clients shows that vehicle age and maintenance cost per mile have increased across several classes.

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