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BrightDrop Joins Partnership to Pilot Last-Mile Delivery Hub in Seattle
Delivery Study Finds 65% of Consumers Willing to Pay More
FedEx, Nuro Team Up on Last-Mile Logistics
State of the Fleet Industry: Trends in Rising Fuel Costs

State of the Fleet Industry: Trends in Rising Fuel Costs

Today's video looks at how severe weather conditions have impacted automotive assembly plants and last-mile delivery shipments across the U.S.; and a rise in gasoline prices due to the severe weather conditions, increased travel resulting from increased distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, and the rollout of stimulus monies.

February 23, 2021

AF Fleet Readers Sound Off on Fleet Ordering Trends & Last-Mile Delivery
State of the Fleet Industry: Latest Trends in Fleet Ordering & Remarketing

State of the Fleet Industry: Latest Trends in Fleet Ordering & Remarketing

Topics discussed include strong demand for new vehicles in the retail and fleet markets; inventory constraints due to high demand for trucks and vans; strong resale values in the wholesale market; and the lingering effects of the shortage of automotive microchips and semiconductors.

February 9, 2021

State of the Fleet Industry: 2020-CY Year End Recap & 2021 Predictions

State of the Fleet Industry: 2020-CY Year End Recap & 2021 Predictions

Topics discussed included the closure of OEM assembly plants and physical auctions; declines in resale values early in 2020 followed by strong residuals through the balance of the year; pandemic-induced flattened operating costs through the year; and the boom in last-mile delivery and e-commerce.

December 28, 2020

State of the Fleet Industry: 2021-MY Fleet Vehicle Ordering Trends

State of the Fleet Industry: 2021-MY Fleet Vehicle Ordering Trends

Today's video looks at increased lead times and tight product availability for vocational fleets; the surge in last-mile deliveries making it difficult to source vans; and how the pandemic has delayed throughput times at upfitters and body builders, and created parts shortages.

December 21, 2020

State of the Fleet Industry: Two Fleet Logistics Efforts Underway
State of the Fleet Industry: Two Fleet Logistics Efforts Underway
State of the Fleet Industry: State of Last-Mile Delivery Fleets

State of the Fleet Industry: State of Last-Mile Delivery Fleets

Today's video looks at strong demand for walk-in cargo vehicles, resulting in longer vehicle lead times; increased contracting for delivery service providers; sustainability as a competitive advantage in last-mile delivery; and how the pandemic accelerated growth in e-commerce.

November 30, 2020

Merchants Fleet Expands Delivery Fleet Program

Merchants Fleet Expands Delivery Fleet Program

Merchants Fleet is launching a national fleet leasing and rental program for logistics brokers through a new partnership with a third party administrator for final-mile delivery companies.

October 19, 2020

Fleet Readers Sound Off on Whether Vocational Fleets are Futureproof
Most Fleets Back to Work, Though Future Uncertainty Remains

Most Fleets Back to Work, Though Future Uncertainty Remains

An average of 80% of fleets and the mobility community are back at work full time and 90% believe their company will survive through the pandemic, although they face major income loss. Many are unsure when business would operate at “normal” levels.

July 16, 2020

Tech Startups Match Retailers, Final-Mile Drivers

Tech Startups Match Retailers, Final-Mile Drivers

As the demand for local delivery has spiked due to stay-at-home orders and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, logistics-tech companies are stepping up to help small businesses roll out delivery options quickly.

March 31, 2020

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