Fleet registrations in the European Union saw record breaking numbers in August, bolstered by the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) deadline, which is a new required measurement of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, as well as their pollutant emissions, effective Sept. 1.
While developing the all-new Silverado, GM spoke with the major trailer manufacturers and 7,000 truck trailer owners to get input on how to improve the trailering process using driver assistance technology & towing safeguards.
Earlier this year, the automaker announced a major change to its vehicle portfolio, shifting to around 90% trucks, utilities, and commercial vehicles by 2020.
The procurement function of researching, negotiating contracts, and purchasing fleet vehicles must harmonize with the management of those assets, so the corporation can achieve the most efficient and best utilization of a fleet’s vehicle lifecycle.
Increased fleet orders for trucks and vans created backlogs at upfitter facilities, increasing lead times and missed ship-thrus. A shortage of rail autorack carriers further delayed deliveries. Despite this, order-to-delivery for most units was similar to 2017.