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Fuel Prices Drive Up Fleet Operation Costs

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Fuel Prices Drive Up Fleet Operation Costs
Fleets were hit hard by the steady rise in fuel prices in 2006. In the past several years, some fleets have seen fuel expenses double or even go higher. Especially impacted were truck fleets as the cost of diesel rose at a faster rate than unleaded gas.

The following topics are covered along with charts:
  • The cost of fuel, as a percentage of a fleet’s total expense, increased to an all time high.
  • Repair and maintenance costs were relatively flat compared to 2005.
  • There have been multiple price increased for replacement tires due to rising material costs.
  • Oil drain expenses were on the rise for some models as certain manufacturers require the use of synthetic oil.

    Learn more on the subject of these areas by downloading this article.
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