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Will stringent greenhouse gas rules boost savings?

Source: Fleetowner According to a new report by the Environmental Defense Fund, "Phase II" greenhouse gas rules could help increase savings for the fleet industry, especially for medium and heavy-duty trucks. The report argues that stricter standards will likely reduce freight costs. Read more

Key Performance Indicator Survey

The Key Performance Indicator report focuses on the measures and metrics that fleet managers use to understand their fleet, and the decisions they make based on these important measures. This report summarizes the results of a survey of 25 large North American fleets on their KPI.

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Mechanic Spotlight Report

This report highlights the distribution of wages among mechanics from the municipal and utility markets. 32% of utility companies pay mechanics between $33.57 and $36.59 an hour. 70% of municipalities pay mechanics less than $33.56 an hour. These results are based on actual data from over 75 utility and municipal clients across the United States and Canada.

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Police Patrol Vehicle Spotlight

With the retirement of the Crown Victoria, police departments are looking for alternative models for their patrol vehicles. This spotlight highlights the results of a case study comparing the performance of the Chevy Tahoe and Impala as patrol vehicles.

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Ford Escape Vehicle Spotlight

The graph in this spotlight report shows the Ford Escape Hybrid's trending operating cost per mile against its gas engine counterpart. The report also compares the average annual mileage, miles per gallon, unit age, and parts and labor cost of the Ford Escape Hybrid against its gas engine counterpart.

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Police Patrol Vehicle Marked Squad Sedan

This report provides information on the average annual cost operating cost per mile, hours of internal technician labor, miles driven by unit age as well as manufacturer market share.
 
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Fire Pumper Truck Vehicle Spotlight

The graph shows the maintenance repair cost by type. The spotlight report also includes average annual mileage, miles per gallon, unit age, and parts and labor cost of a fire pumper truck vehicle.

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Municipal Vehicle Spotlight

The spotlight report shows the average annual mileage, miles per gallon, annual unit age and annual parts and labor cost of a side loader refuse truck.

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Prius Vehicle Spotlight

The graph shows Prius trending operating cost per mile against compact gas sedans, such as the Ford Focus or the Chevy Cavalier.

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Light Duty vehicle presentation

Utilimarc database is comprised of State, County, City, Utility and Private fleet data. In 2012, the Utilimarc database will track over 300,000 vehicles. This presentation shows a select subgroup of 41 Utilities with trending data over 2009, 2010 and 2011.

  • 71% of new car purchases in 2011 were alternative fueled vehicles compared to 38% in 2009
  • Hybrid data showed an improved MPG and operating costs compared to compact car
  • GM had the largest market share of new car purchases in 2011

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