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7 Acquisition Strategies to Enhance 2022 Product Availability
In Memoriam: Bill Gibson — 1952 - 2021

In Memoriam: Bill Gibson — 1952 - 2021

Bill Gibson, director of national sales for ELMS, passed away on August 26, 2021, in Orlando, Fla., following a brief illness. Gibson is best remembered for his fleet career at General Motors, where he retired on April 30, 2011, as director, sales for General Motors Fleet & Commercial Operations. He worked at GM for 38 years, which included 21 years in GM Fleet & Commercial Operation, which included rental, commercial, and global fleet sales.

August 28, 2021

Lack of Predictability Fuels Uncertainty

Lack of Predictability Fuels Uncertainty

Learn about the biggest impact of the pandemic on fleet operations, the health of OEM ordering banks, and the collateral impacts from supply chain bottle necks in this episode of the State of the Fleet Industry.

August 23, 2021

Impact on Maintenance as Vehicles Idled Due to Pandemic

Impact on Maintenance as Vehicles Idled Due to Pandemic

During calendar-year 2020, fleet maintenance expenses declined year-over-year compared to CY-2019, primarily driven by the COVID lockdowns and customer restrictions on allowing visitors on company premises. In addition, vehicles were under-utilized resulting in unintended additional problems such as flat tires, dead batteries, and rusting brakes.

August 16, 2021

Top 7 Maintenance Trends in CY-2021 and CY-2022

Top 7 Maintenance Trends in CY-2021 and CY-2022

Fleet car and truck maintenance costs have been trending upward during the first half of the 2021-calendar year as total fleet miles driven have increased in response to a recovering economy compared to 2020-CY. Prior to this, work-from-home mandates and the idling of non-essential fleets exerted downward pressure on fleet maintenance costs as fewer business miles, in the aggregate, were driven.

August 15, 2021

State of the Used-Vehicle Market and 2022 Forecast

State of the Used-Vehicle Market and 2022 Forecast

Alex Yurchenko of Black Book discusses the current state of the used-vehicle market, whether used-vehicle pricing has peaked, and forecasting the market going into 2022 in this State of the Fleet Industry Spotlight.

August 4, 2021

Fleets Sound Off on Electrification, Fuel Management, and Remarketing

Fleets Sound Off on Electrification, Fuel Management, and Remarketing

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 fleet professionals concerning vehicle remarketing, electrification, and fuel management.

July 25, 2021

Strong Buying Inclinations for Fleet Vehicles in 2022

Strong Buying Inclinations for Fleet Vehicles in 2022

Because of the difficulties in sourcing vehicles and long lead times during the 2021 model-year, most commercial fleets say they will acquire more vehicles, but concerns linger about product availability.

July 23, 2021

Maximize Fleet Vehicle Procurement Benefits by Leveraging Industry Relationships
Fleet Manager Uncertainty About MY-2022

Fleet Manager Uncertainty About MY-2022

Hear Mike Antich, Editor, Automotive Fleet, explain why there is uncertainty with fleet managers around MY-2022 vehicles, the problem with budgeting, and why buying incentives may lower in this episode of State of the Fleet Industry.

July 12, 2021

LEVC Launches New Telematics Service Using Connected by Geotab

LEVC Launches New Telematics Service Using Connected by Geotab

Available for all new TX electric taxis and VN5 electric van orders, LEVC Telematics, Connected by Geotab, can also be retrofitted to LEVC vehicles already on the road. LEVC Telematics, Connected by Geotab, is centered around an easy-to-use online dashboard for ‘at-a-glance’ vehicle management.

July 4, 2021

Have Used-Vehicle Prices Peaked?

Have Used-Vehicle Prices Peaked?

Are used-vehicle prices finally decelerating? Find out this and how much of an impact used-vehicle prices are having on the rest of the market in this episode of State of the Fleet Industry.

June 28, 2021

The Good and Bad of Inventory Constraints
Ford Debuts All-New 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid Compact Pickup

Ford Debuts All-New 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid Compact Pickup

Ford Motor Co. announced on June 8, 2021, the debut of the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick, a four-door compact pickup that comes standard with five-passenger seating and is powered by a full-hybrid powertrain. It has a projected EPA-estimated rating of 40 mpg city fuel economy.

June 8, 2021

AF Readers Sound Off on Vehicle Abuse

AF Readers Sound Off on Vehicle Abuse

Vehicle abuse is an avoidable fleet cost. The overt and hidden aggregate cost of abuse and neglect across an entire fleet is significant. Here's advice from Automotive Fleet readers on the cost of fleet vehicle abuse and the actions you can take to thwart it.

June 2, 2021

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