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Fleet Readers Respond to Electrification, Cycle and Supply Times (and Shortages), Business Models, & More
Supply Chain Shortages is the No. 1 Issue Facing Fleets

Supply Chain Shortages is the No. 1 Issue Facing Fleets

The biggest consequence to supply chain disruptions has been longer OTD and difficulty sourcing replacement units, forcing fleet managers to extend the service lives of their vehicles until the next order cycle.

March 29, 2022

Chris Hoehner Retires from Almost 20 Years at Volkswagen of America
Charlie Schott Named Fleet Director for Rollins Inc.
Gail Watson Retires from Nationwide

Gail Watson Retires from Nationwide

After 40 years, Watson's responsibilities at Nationwide Insurance included managing the fleet leasing contract for 3,000 nationally dispersed vehicles with an annual spend of $38 million.

February 8, 2022

Mike Sims Named Global Fleet Manager for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Readers Respond to Supply Constraints, Pent-up Demand, and Predictions for 2022
Readers Sound Off on Data, Preventative Maintenance, Staged Accidents, and More
2022 Nissan Sentra Excels in Fuel Efficiency & Safety Tech

2022 Nissan Sentra Excels in Fuel Efficiency & Safety Tech

The 2022 Sentra SR has a lot going for it. It features eye-catching exterior styling, has a comprehensive suite of standard safety features and intelligent driving technologies, and offers solid power and fuel economy.

January 12, 2022

Multiple Parts Shortages Increasing Fleet Downtime

Multiple Parts Shortages Increasing Fleet Downtime

The automotive parts shortage that the industry is experiencing today goes far beyond just the shortage of microchips. Today, there is a wide cross-section of automotive parts that are in short supply varying by type of part and make and model of vehicle.

January 5, 2022

Fuel Prices Trending Upward: Longevity of Rise Uncertain

Fuel Prices Trending Upward: Longevity of Rise Uncertain

This special report over five articles provides an in-depth examination of 2021 operating cost trends for fuel spend, scheduled/unscheduled maintenance, replacement tire prices, PM spend, warranty recovery, and a forecast of CY2022 expenses.

November 1, 2021

Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Higher Commodity Prices Exert Upward Cost Pressure on Tires

Many tire OEMs have increased prices in CY-2021, ranging from 3-10% depending on type of tire and size. Higher commodity prices and increased ocean freight rates are being passed on to end users as OE profit margins compress.

October 26, 2021

The Future of Fleet is Growth Through Change

The Future of Fleet is Growth Through Change

David Madrigal, executive vice president for Element Fleet Management, spoke with Automotive Fleet to discuss the fleet industry's current challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and what the future may hold post-COVID.

October 17, 2021

Four Ways to Minimize Upfit Lead Time

Four Ways to Minimize Upfit Lead Time

Upfitting a vehicle is a process that requires thought and consideration. It is essential that fleet managers and all suppliers collaborate on upfits. In the final analysis, there are four proven strategies that will expedite OTD for upfits.

October 11, 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

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