Fleets Holding Vehicles Longer, Extending Maintenance Intervals

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Exclud­ing fuel costs, fleet oper­at­ing costs have remained flat for 2003 and 2004

Background
Almost 35% of life­time oper­at­ing costs of a vehi­cle occurs in 68,000–80,000-mile range
Expens­es for wear items such as brakes and trans­mis­sions increase 2–6X dur­ing this range