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Outside Forces Disrupting the Fleet Market

Outside Forces Disrupting the Fleet Market

This State of the Fleet Industry episode covers the impact of the parts shortage, revelations of the pandemic on the auto industry, as well as what's causing the supply chain disruption.

November 8, 2021

Unprecedented Supply Constraints Disrupt 2021 OTD

Unprecedented Supply Constraints Disrupt 2021 OTD

There were a slew of OEM‐related ordering, production, and cancellation challenges. Throughout the model-year, there were large shifts in buildout times as well as a number of post‐buildout cancellations of accepted orders.

October 11, 2021

North American Fleets Sound Off on Supply Chain Constraints

North American Fleets Sound Off on Supply Chain Constraints

Automotive Fleet views itself as a facilitator to provide a platform for different voices from the industry to sound-off on today’s challenges. This regular column is designed to encourage discourse for fleet professionals to let their voices be heard to their peers and other industry professionals. Here is what is top of mind for North American  fleet professionals on the issue of inventory constraints and vehicle availability.

July 25, 2021

Retrospective on the Many Pain Points of 2021 M-Y

Retrospective on the Many Pain Points of 2021 M-Y

Two universal challenges faced by fleet managers in the 2021 model-year were longer lead times and tight product availability, particularly constrained was van and truck chassis availability. The COVID lockdowns in 2020 and the shutdown of all North American assembly plants from mid-March to mid-May 2020 triggered a domino effect resulting in delays with the new model-year bid process during a period of widespread budget constraints.

June 25, 2021

Strategies to Expedite the License & Title Process

Strategies to Expedite the License & Title Process

Topics discussed included understanding and managing DMV capabilities through the U.S. through the pandemic; overcoming the latest order-to-delivery challenges; and other strategies to help expedite the license and titling processes.

March 25, 2021

Chip Shortage Is Affecting Rental Car Orders

Chip Shortage Is Affecting Rental Car Orders

Due to the global shortage of semiconductors used in automobiles, OEMs are telling car rental companies to expect “significant delays” with fleet orders. One operator has had a large order canceled outright.

January 27, 2021

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