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Fleets Saw Mostly Lower Depreciation Expenses in 2019
Used SUVs Reached Saturation Point in 2019

Used SUVs Reached Saturation Point in 2019

CUV/SUVs saw year-over-year declines to their wholesale values, but are still performing well due to continued demand for these segments and cheap gas prices, but an inflection point is approaching.

December 13, 2019

Average Fleet Order-to-Delivery Times Worsen in 2019

Average Fleet Order-to-Delivery Times Worsen in 2019

Fleet order-to-delivery times for model-year 2019 increased in comparison to those in MY-2018. Delays were caused by rail constraints, plant downtimes, truck driver shortages, production capacity strains, and early order cutoffs.

September 24, 2019

Emkay Signs Data Deal with Connected-Vehicle Startup

Emkay Signs Data Deal with Connected-Vehicle Startup

A new connected-vehicle partnership will help Emkay Inc. provide expanded data from multiple vehicle manufacturers to its fleet customers, the Itasca, Ill.-based fleet management company has announced.

June 17, 2019

Women in Fleet: Wheels' Laura Jozwiak

Falling into fleet, Jozwiak has worked hard through the many levels of our industry due to her tenacity and absolute love of the industry.

November 30, 2018

Vehicle Depreciation Should Rise in 2019

Vehicle Depreciation Should Rise in 2019

Deprecation was low through most of 2018. Segments such as sedans performed better than they have in years past, while trucks and SUVs continue to retain their values well.

November 30, 2018

Demand for Trucks and Vans Slow Fleet Deliveries

Demand for Trucks and Vans Slow Fleet Deliveries

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.

October 2, 2018

Three Fleet Remarketing Trends

Three Fleet Remarketing Trends

More SUVs, the retention of higher mileage vehicles, and new methods of remarketing are some trends fleets are observing in the wholesale market.

August 30, 2018

Order-to-Delivery Times for 2017 Models Remain Stable

Order-to-Delivery Times for 2017 Models Remain Stable

Milder weather, greater railcar availability, softer retail demand, and fewer quality holds contributed to stable or decreasing order-to-delivery (OTD) times. Most OTD issues involved vehicles shipped from Mexico to the U.S.

October 2, 2017

13 Ways to Improve Order-to-Delivery

13 Ways to Improve Order-to-Delivery

Key areas for improvement are the development of better forecasting tools and greater collaboration between all logistics partners in the supply chain. Also, more transportation and rail infrastructure investment is needed.

October 21, 2016

2016 Order-To-Delivery Times Comparable to MY-2015

2016 Order-To-Delivery Times Comparable to MY-2015

Fewer quality holds and a mild winter contributed to stable OTD times. However, strong retail demand and low fuel prices have led to extended lead times on popular pickups and SUVs, along with ongoing railcar shortages.

October 1, 2016

EMKAY Marks 70th Anniversary

EMKAY Marks 70th Anniversary

Achieving longevity cannot be done without the right combination of people, passion, determination, and innovation. In March 2016, EMKAY celebrated a milestone anniversary as the second oldest fleet management company.

April 18, 2016

Operating Costs Flat for Third Consecutive Year

Operating Costs Flat for Third Consecutive Year

A number of variables are keeping fleet operating costs flat, primarily the dramatic drop in fuel prices that began three years ago, but also extended maintenance intervals, and lower commodity prices to manufacture tires.

November 3, 2015

Stable Commodity Prices Keep Replacement Tire Costs Flat
Strong Truck, Van Sales Constrain Rail to Delay OTD

Strong Truck, Van Sales Constrain Rail to Delay OTD

Increased demand for trucks and high-roof vans slowed rail shipments due to the limited number of rail cars for these larger vehicles. Delayed rail shipments complicated workflow for stretched upfitters.

October 8, 2015

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