Automotive Fleet
November 8, 2021

Outside Forces Disrupting the Fleet Market

The 73rd State of the Fleet Industry video produced by Automotive Fleet offers an updated look at the state of the fleet market as presented by AF Editor Mike Antich.

Today's topics include:

  • A growing number of logistics industry observers foresee supply chain issues extending fleet into next year and perhaps into CY-2023.
  • Six reasons identified for supply chain bottlenecks at port facilities.
  • Ports, warehouses, and railyards are congested creating shipment bottlenecks.
  • Order-to-delivery times for MY-2023 threaten to be impacted due to competing demands for rail services from non-automotive rail users.

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⏱ Timestamps ⏱
0:00 Introduction
0:17 The Impact of the Automotive Parts Shortage
1:19 Reasons for the Parts Shortage
2:16 Revelations of the Pandemic on the Auto Industry
3:00 The Great Supply Chain Disruption
3:59 Concerns Over Holiday Merchandise Availability
5:11 What’s Causing the Supply Chain Disruption?
5:19 A Shortage of Shipping Containers
5:40 Logistics Log Jams
6:32 Larger Container Ships = Longer Time to Unload
7:19 Warehouses At Full-Capacity
7:55 Shortage of Trailers to Haul Shipping Containers
8:40 Port Authorities Regulating Access to Facilities
9:12 Order-to-Delivery Time Effects
10:32 Final Analysis of Supply Chain Issues


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