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INDUSTRY TRENDS
Features or topics most requested

While technological advancements continue
to change the landscape of not only how
vehicles operate, but how they're repaired
and maintained, the most sought after
topics for maintenance personnel remain
the same. The top three topics respondents
most often request more information about
include: best practices for maximizing
vehicle uptime, maintenance and repair
techniques, and improving cost efficiencies.

4.36

Best practices to maximize uptime
Maintenance/repair techniques

4.28

Improving cost efficiencies

4.13

Preparing for new vehicle technologies

3.96

Training issues

3.91

Shop management

3.88

New tools and equipment

3.72
3.7

Emissions and govenment regulations

Overall, uptime remains the primary focus for
any maintenance operation, which is validated
through the responses in the data presented
in industry trends. This is handled by continual efforts to improve operations through
understanding new technologies, optimizing
preventive maintenance processes, continual
training, and assessing vehicle lifecycles.

Engine components

3.69

Fuel economy

3.65

New parts and accessories

3.59

Oil and lubrication trends

3.59

Management issues

3.58

Tire tactics

3.31

2019 Fleet Maintenance staff Readership Study

ISSUES/CHALLENGES

What are fleet maintenance
issues that cause you concern?
Staying educated on vehicles
and related technologies

75%

Keeping the fleet operating
with maximum uptime

66%

Training on the increasing
complexity of vehicles

66%

Enhancing cost efficiencies

49%

Training on increasing complexity
of tools and equipment

48%

Other (please specify)

3 out of 4

respondents indicated one of their
challenges was staying educated on
vehicles and related technologies.

*Those who indicated "other"
suggested items such as
shortage of technicians.

6%
Note: Percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number and may not total 100.

2019 Fleet Maintenance staff Readership Study

Which single fleet maintenance issue is your biggest concern?
46%

Keeping the fleet operating with maximum uptime
Training on the increasing complexity of vehicles

22%

Staying educated on vehicles and
related technologies

18%
12%

Enhancing cost efficiencies
Other (please specify)
Training on increasing complexity
of tools and equipment
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3%
0%

When it comes to the top maintenance
concern, nearly half (46%) of respondents
advised keeping the fleet operating
with maximum uptime.



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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Vehicles: What's Next in Federal Vehicle Emissions Standards?
In the Bay: Technician Tool Support
Shop Operations: State of the Industry
Taking the Extra Step to Prevent Wheel-offs
Planning Ahead for Vehicle Cybersecurity Threats
Management: How Do You Know When to Replace a Vehicle?
Economic Outlook: Won't Get Fooled Again
Letter from the Editor: Real-world Views on Parts, Service, and Operations
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest Editorial: Moisture in Trailer Brakes is Not Just a Nuisance
Hand & Specialty Tools Supplement
Specialty Hand Tools: The Problem Solvers
Time to Multitask
Get a Hold on Hand Tool Safety
Electric Vehicle Tool Set
Tool Review
Products
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Fleet Maintenance - Planning Ahead for Vehicle Cybersecurity Threats
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Fleet Maintenance - Management: How Do You Know When to Replace a Vehicle?
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Fleet Maintenance - Economic Outlook: Won't Get Fooled Again
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Fleet Maintenance - Letter from the Editor: Real-world Views on Parts, Service, and Operations
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Fleet Maintenance - Specialty Hand Tools: The Problem Solvers
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Fleet Maintenance - Time to Multitask
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Fleet Maintenance - Get a Hold on Hand Tool Safety
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Fleet Maintenance - Electric Vehicle Tool Set
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