Automotive Fleet - March 2016

SPECIAL REPORT: * 2015-CY Car Maintenance Trends & Analysis * *


* Fleet Car Maintenance Costs Increase Less Than 1% in 2015 (SPECIAL REPORT)

Costs tracked by the annual maintenace survey include unscheduled repairs, PM, tires, and replacement rentals.

* Longer Drain Intervals Offset Increased Cost of Synthetic Oils

Preventive maintenance (PM) expenses were flat in CY-2015.

* Less Volatility in Commodity Prices Keep Tire Costs Flat

The current tire cost stability may be short lived.

* Preparing Fleet Drivers for Roadside Emergencies

Roadside emergencies may present themselves at any given moment.

* Element to Split into Two Publicly Traded Companies

The two publicly traded companies will include a $19.5-billion fleet management company, and a $7-billion North American commercial finance company.

* 2nd Generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt Features New Design & Extended Driving Range

The Volt features an increased battery capacity along with an available suite of safety technology.

* Evolving Safety & Accident Management Analytics

From the reactionary usage of yesterday to the proactive capabilities of today, the usage of analytics in fleet safety and accident management has come a long way from its infancy.

* FLD's Strategy to Optimize Fleet Remarketing Services

Newly named President Gary Mott outlines FLD's short-term focus on new technologies; its near-term focus on cloud-based inventory management; and a long-term goal of international expansion, particularly in South America.

* All Roads Lead to the Global Fleet Conference in Brussels

The fourth-annual 2016 Global Fleet Conference returns to Brussels, Belgium, the capital of Europe.


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