Research

 

Backup Assist Devices

This report measures the effectiveness of backup assist devices in reducing backing accidents.

Read the Full Report

First Annual Emergency Vehicle Maintenance Survey Report

Discover the decision making process behind successful emergency maintenance programs and practices, as well as maintenance data of municipal fleets.

Read the Full Report

Technicians Case Study

The need to recruit and train vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair technicians is a regular challenge for fleets. To meet this need, fleet managers are turning to a variety of sources and employing a range of effective

Read the Full Case Study

Maintenance Alternatives Case Study

What factors do fleet managers consider when making decisions about whether to perform vehicle maintenance in company shops, outsource work to service locations or bring in a vendor to handle maintenance on-site? Once a choice is made, how do they evaluate in-house or supplier performance to justify their decision, and quantify how productivity and efficiency improvements lead to a measurable return on investment?

Read the Full Case Study

Shop & Technician Productivity Case Study

Improving the productivity of fleet maintenance operations can be a formidable challenge. For the following fleets, representing three different types of utility operations, productivity is being increased without sacrificing quality of work.

Read the Full Case Study

Warranty Programs and Practices Case Study

How important is warranty coverage when specifying new vehicles and equipment for fleet operations? Can the coverage available make or break a deal with a supplier? What trends in warranty coverage and policy items among suppliers do fleets need to consider? For fleet managers, these are the first and some of the most important questions asked when vehicle and equipment needs are being addressed. The value they place on warranty coverage, including extended protection plans offered on many major components, is often deemed as important as the value placed on price, resale value, maintenance requirements and support.

Read the Full Case Study

2011 Fleet Manager and Fleet Director Compensation Survey Report

This survey analyzed the average salary for fleet managers and directors in 2011 as well as compared their salaries to average salaries in 2010. This report also examined the driving factors that contribute to earning a specific annual salary.

Read the Full Report

2010 Fleet Manager and Fleet Director Compensation Survey Report

This survey analyzed the average salary for fleet managers and fleet directors in 2010, including the driving factors that contribute to earning a specific annual salary. This report highlights these factors and changes in the 2010 salaries compared to 2009.

Read the Full Report

Fuel Purchasing Alternatives Case Study

Greatly impacted by changing economic conditions, the price of fuel is one measure that fleet managers take regularly. Effective fuel purchasing and usage management programs are a main element in successfully keeping fuel and fueling costs in check.

Read the Full Case Study

Specifying Alternative Fuel Vehicles Case Study

Making the case for alternative fuel powered vehicles in fleet operations can be a complex process. In addition to considering potential fuel savings, for example, any return on investment equation must also take into account operator productivity, maintenance needs, technician training, parts, fuel infrastructure and total cost of ownership. Not to be overlooked are available tax credits and state sponsored incentive programs that support these purchases. Several fleets are also moving forward with testing and deployment of alternative fuel powered vehicles.

Read the Full Case Study

Pages