When looking ahead to the next 12 months, it will become more expensive to operate a fleet in the coming years. Vehicle acquisition costs have increased due to reduced fleet incentives. Fuel prices will likely continue to trend upward, and maintenance costs will ratchet higher due to more companies adopting extended replacement schedules.
December 1, 2021
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
Automotive Fleet is in contact with fleet professionals in many different fleet segments. As part of an going series, here's what fleet professionals are telling us is top of mind for them.
May 13, 2021
Find out how the microchip shortage is affecting vehicle sales, how OEMs are prioritizing production, and why there's a demand for used vehicles.
April 13, 2021
Today's topics include: analyzing fleet miles driven, year-over-year, to gauge the current state of the fleet industry; how the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal may affect fleets; and how the emergence of virtual sales managers impact fleets.
March 30, 2021
Topics discussed include how the variance between fuel costs and depreciation rates is decreasing; record breaking used-vehicle prices in March 2021; and tight wholesale market inventory through the year-end 2021.
March 23, 2021
Topics discussed in the latest video includes the latest trends in order-to-delivery times and fuel prices, the impact of the $1,4000 stimulus checks on resale values; tire price increases at Goodyear, Bridgestone, and Michelin; and how changes in tax law could help the fleet industry transition to EVs.
March 16, 2021
Topics discussed include the ongoing supply constraints and impact on fleet OTD; analysis and forecasts of the shortage of automotive semiconductors; and growing concern about rising fuel prices.
March 9, 2021
Today's video covers ongoing vehicle supply constraints in both the fleet and retail markets; upward pressure on fuel prices; and production slowdowns due to ongoing shortage of microchips impacting orders of 2021-MY vehicles.
March 2, 2021
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
Topics discussed included the state of 2021-MY vehicle orders; how to minimize order-to-delivery times, how fleets can expedite turnaround time with upfitters, and forecasts for 2021 fleet ordering.
December 10, 2020