A recent blog article in Monitor Daily looks at the best approach to a fleet replacement strategy.
“When a disproportionate number of new units enter a fleet over a very short period of time, it can throw off the balance of older models and new (average fleet age), leading to inconsistent and potentially elevated maintenance expenses down the road,” says Patrick Gaskins, Group Vice President of Financial Services for AmeriQuest Transportation Services.
In the article, Gaskins “…highly recommends that fleets adopt an asset replacement strategy that assures that the average age of equipment remains fairly consistent.”
Some of the benefits of even fleet aging, according to Gaskins, include.
- Predictable resale value
- More effective budgeting
- Improved fuel economy