Monthly Archives: July 2018

Utilimarc Helps Ohio State University Students Develop New Fleet Vehicle Replacement Tool

Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 25, 2018 – Fleet managers can now access an easy-to-use, free tool to forecast vehicle replacement needs. Under guidance by Paul Milner of Utilimarc, a Minneapolis-based provider of fleet analytics and reporting software, Kelly Reagan, Fleet Manager with the City of Columbus, Ohio State University (OSU) students developed a robust, new tool to allow fleets to use their own vehicle data to predict and plan for future vehicle replacement and costs.

Once a fleet’s vehicle data is input into the tool, a report can be quickly generated to highlight the vehicle lifecycle, replacement costs for current and future years, and proximity to the replacement standard by vehicle division. The final results are provided in table format as well as graphically with a concise fleet plan outlining vehicle replacements. To help users with the tool’s functionality, OSU students also produced a helpful tutorial video to walk users through the tool step-by-step.

“The biggest challenge was making a tool that was easy for any time-constrained manager to use, but also powerful enough to provide valuable insights,” said Paul Milner, Utilimarc Senior Analyst. “The tool strikes a good balance, allowing managers to incorporate their own data into the model and delivering results in a matter of seconds.”

The fleet replacement tool download is available for free. View the video tutorial and sample data for helpful tips.

About Utilimarc
Utilimarc is a Minneapolis-based fleet management software company offering a subscription-based service that integrates data analysis with telematics to help companies make informed purchasing and operation decisions. With Utilimarc’s 17 years of experience, the company is positioned to meet the growing need for analytics-driven telematics now and well into the future. Learn more at

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Does it pay to be a utility technician?

Utilimarc was curious about how technician wages compared across the utility industry. So, we looked at 52 of our utility benchmark clients to determine the average straight technician wage and billed hours in the utility industry to find out. Here are our results.

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The Strength of the Light-Duty Service Truck

The light-duty service truck is a proven workhorse for the utility industry. 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.

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