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Holman Enterprises: Vision for the Future of Fleet Management
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

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

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

Top 6 Variables Influencing 2017 Order-to-Delivery Times

Top 6 Variables Influencing 2017 Order-to-Delivery Times

Ten subject-matter experts provide a deep dive analysis of the top factors that influenced 2017 model-year deliveries. The analysis is based on a survey of 137,034 vehicles delivered in MY-2017, representing 103 different models.

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

How to Assess Driver Behavior and Improve Results
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

ARI To Create a One-Business Mind-Set with Parent Holman

ARI To Create a One-Business Mind-Set with Parent Holman

ARI recently initiated a global strategic plan that focuses on greater technology-based services, expansion of its fleet business into additional European nations, and deeper penetration into the commercial truck market.

June 2, 2015

ARI Continues Its Expansion Into the European Fleet Market

ARI Continues Its Expansion Into the European Fleet Market

On July 8, 2013, ARI announced it acquired the fleet management segment of Fleetlevel+ Services GmbH in Germany. This follows the earlier acquisition of Fleet Support Group in the UK, now known as ARI Fleet UK, in late 2011.

September 16, 2013

Fleet Depreciation Rates Decrease in CY-2012

Fleet Depreciation Rates Decrease in CY-2012

The ongoing tight supply of used vehicles has kept resale values strong and reduced fleet depreciation rates. This is expected to continue through CY-2013. A return to traditional resale values isn’t expected until CY-2014.

December 4, 2012

Why ARI Acquired UK-Based Fleet Support Group Ltd.

Why ARI Acquired UK-Based Fleet Support Group Ltd.

Founded in 1987, FSG provides fleet management to more than 55,000 vehicles in the UK. The acquisition significantly expands ARI’s fleet management offering in the UK and lays the foundation for further global expansion.

April 6, 2012

Operating Costs Remain Flat in Calendar-Year 2010

Stable fuel prices were the primary reason fleet costs remained flat. Also, national accounts did not increase prices for oil changes and replacement tires. Maintenance costs were up for fleets that extended vehicle cycling.

November 12, 2010

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