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
Three experienced global fleet managers discuss the changing nature of their roles and the challenges of policy harmonization, standardization, and safety across world regions.
January 4, 2022
IARA 20th Anniversary Issue Retrospective: Today, the CAR program is unrivaled as the premier certification program in the remarketing industry.
December 14, 2021
Part and labor prices have increased 4-8%, while part and labor availability have decreased. Due to difficulties sourcing replacement vehicles, fleets are keeping units in service longer. This caused repair spend to increase in 2021.
November 1, 2021
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
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
The largest fleet expense is vehicle depreciation, so managing it is critical to operating a well-run fleet. Remarketing is core to fleet management. In many ways, fleets are very much the “factories” that manufacture used vehicles.
November 23, 2020
Your primary goal is to spec a truck to meet the intended job function, but how it is spec’ed has a direct bearing on future resale value. Therefore, it is similarly important to maintain a remarketing mindset when identifying specs.
March 14, 2018
Steve Bloom, retired president of Enterprise Fleet Management, reflects on the key milestones that contributed to the growth of the business that now includes more than 50 fully staffed offices across the U.S. and Canada.
December 1, 2017
With Canadian membership its fastest growing segment, the IARA wanted to give credence to the “International” part of its name by holding its first Roundtable Conference outside the U.S.
December 7, 2016
Regardless of the vocational application, companies are in the business of “manufacturing” used vehicles. Today’s new truck is tomorrow’s used truck. How you spec a truck has a direct bearing on its future resale value.
November 8, 2016
When spec'ing a truck, it is critical to find the balance between building a truck to perform the intended job function and ensuring there will be a strong secondary buyer demand in the resale market at the end of its lifecycle.
July 15, 2016
Newly named President Gary Mott outlines FLD's short-term focus on new technologies; its near-term focus on cloud-based inventory management; and a long-term goal of international expansion, particularly in South America.
March 21, 2016
Presently, there are 34 million vehicles in operation in Mexico, of which 34 percent of them are commercial vehicles. The majority of large fleets operating in Mexico are owned or leased by multinational companies.
December 14, 2015
The South American automotive market has tremendous potential. IHS Insights forecasts the continent’s automotive market will grow significantly by 2025, becoming one of the top three growth markets globally for light-vehicle sales.
December 8, 2015