Sounds like its time to replace the fleet, I'd start researching fleet programs. Start a presentation showing the absolute full cost of breakdowns. Towing, repairs, business reputation loss due to time issues, and waste of technicians time cost to the company. Get a future cost estimation and compare it to the cost of a new fleet.
That's what I would do and I'd present it to the pres and make your case. Hopefully he'd seriously consider a new fleet, or at least replacements for vehicles over XXXXX miles.
Good luck and get those prices going!
It’s not time to replace the fleet, each new unit is $75k with a 6-9mo waiting period. You have to secure the vehicle now, which means making payments on a vehicle you can’t use to make you money for at least half a year.
My total fleet is 35 units.
Once all of them are up to par and reliable, we will see which actually need to be replaced. Obviously the one with the blown engine would be a good candidate, except I can get a replacement engine for $5k, another $5k to have it installed and the truck brought up to snuff and I’m still ahead of the game vs replacing it.