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Utilimarc Fleet FYIs, Monthly Hotlist - Amazon Electrifies, GM's New Announcement

Building Upon its Benchmarking and Fleet Analytics Products, Utilimarc Launches the First Fully-Integrated BI Platform with AEP, Intren, United EP, and Ameren as Early Adopters.

A benchmark can be applied to any facet of your fleet’s operations. From maintenance to vehicle class, process to product – a benchmark is always a good idea.

Fleets are actively aiming to reduce costs. Ask any fleet manager today, and the odds are they’ll agree. This could be for a variety of reasons – external (like economic fluctuation) or internal (such as an interest to outsource or improve operations).

With great growth often comes a few growing pains along the way. And it seems the same is true for the utility fleet industry.

engine idle time utilities

It’s easy to keep the truck idling, but should you? Utilimarc wondered if it was time for you to kill the engine to save some coin.

What powers light duty fleets? | Utilimarc spotlight blog

Surprisingly, we discovered that not only are alternative fuel vehicles not popular in fleets yet, the number of them have actually decreased by 11.4 percent since 2012.

When it came to straight wage, Utilimarc found quite a range of hourly utility technician wages — from less than $25/hour to greater than $52.50/hour.

With its fairly compact size, compartments and capabilities, it has made operating in the field extremely convenient and efficient. Utilimarc wondered if the truck is still performing strong, or if its prowess is starting to slow down.

The Battle of the Light Duty Bucket Truck | Utilimarc Blog

Utilimarc wanted to find out if the aerial lift vehicle performance was constantly improving, holding still — or worse — falling flat.

Of the above data, Utilimarc was surprised to see that the percentage of 4×4 pickups keeps growing — possibly eventually leading to the demise of the 4×2.

Fleet Benchmarking Study: Ford Transit Connect | Utilimarc Blog

The operating cost for the Transit Connect in year two was $117 per 1,000 miles, while in year five it was $278 per 1,000 miles, an increase of $161 per 1,000 miles over the five years.

The Battle of the Light Duty Bucket Truck | Utilimarc Blog

The annual average miles per gallon (MPG) between 2010 and 2014 varied, with the highest MPG in 2011, 4.95, and the lowest MPG in 2013, 4.45.

Understand how your replacement decisions and projections affect your technician needs to a garage specific level.

The sample included nearly 5,000 Prius compared to nearly 11,000 other active compact cars, such as the Ford Focus, Honda Civics and Chevrolet Cruze.

From 2006 to 2013, the average price for the 4×4 increased from $44,722 to $52,796, which is an increase of over 15%.

side loader garbage truck | Utilimarc spotlight blog

Though garbage trucks make up a relatively small portion of a municipal fleet, their large impact on overall budget makes them a popular benchmarking class.