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TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT PURCHASING

Do you reimburse technicians for tool purchases?
Other

"Other" responses included no
technicians at the shop, or the
respondent was the only employee.

Yes
6% Yes, 100%

Other 7%

The technician is most
often responsible for
purchasing power tools
(cordless or pneumatic)
and hand tools.

18% Yes, shop pays for

No

and provides what
technicians need

No, they are required to 19%
purchase all their tools

The maintenance
manager is the primary
purchaser of diagnostic
tools, specialty tools,
and tool storage.

16% Yes, allowances
are set at
varying levels

No, they are required 35%
to purchase needed
basic hand tools

2018 Fleet Maintenance
staff Purchasing Study

2018 Fleet Maintenance staff Purchasing Study

Where are tools and equipment purchased?
Tools
Mobile tool distributors
(Snap-on, Mac, Matco, Cornwell)

87%

Parts stores (NAPA, Carquest, etc.)

61%

Online

55%

Retail store sites (Walmart, Sears, Ace Hardware, etc.)
Warehouse distributors (ISN, Medco, etc.)
Vehicle dealerships

More than half (55 percent)
of respondents purchase
tools online.

44%
37%
14%

Equipment
Mobile tool distributors
(Snap-on, Mac, Matco, Cornwell)

67%

Parts stores (NAPA, Carquest, etc.)

60%

Warehouse distributors (ISN, Medco, etc.)

55%

Online

50%

Retail store sites (Walmart, Sears, Ace Hardware, etc.)
Vehicle dealerships
2018 Fleet Maintenance staff Purchasing Study

24%
10%

Respondents most often purchase
tools (87 percent) and equipment (67
percent) from a mobile tool distributor.

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Fleet Maintenance

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 - In the Bay: Technician Tool Support
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Fleet Maintenance - Shop Operations: State of the Industry
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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 - Tools & Equipment
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Fleet Maintenance - Classifieds
Fleet Maintenance - Guest Editorial: Moisture in Trailer Brakes is Not Just a Nuisance
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Fleet Maintenance - Hand & Specialty Tools Supplement
Fleet Maintenance - A2
Fleet Maintenance - Specialty Hand Tools: The Problem Solvers
Fleet Maintenance - A4
Fleet Maintenance - Time to Multitask
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Fleet Maintenance - Get a Hold on Hand Tool Safety
Fleet Maintenance - A8
Fleet Maintenance - Electric Vehicle Tool Set
Fleet Maintenance - Tool Review
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Fleet Maintenance - A12
Fleet Maintenance - Products
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