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The State of the Wholesale Used-Vehicle Market
EVs: Residual Values and the Total Cost of Ownership
Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-2021

Unscheduled Maintenance Costs Increase 3% in CY-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

Enterprise and Microsoft Collaborate on Data and Technology to Evolve the Fleet of the Future
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

Supply, Chained: Parts Shortages, Price Hikes, and Incentive Cuts
Chip Shortage Is Affecting Rental Car Orders

Chip Shortage Is Affecting Rental Car Orders

Due to the global shortage of semiconductors used in automobiles, OEMs are telling car rental companies to expect “significant delays” with fleet orders. One operator has had a large order canceled outright.

January 27, 2021

GM, Motorq Unveil System to Streamline Fleet Order-to-Delivery

GM, Motorq Unveil System to Streamline Fleet Order-to-Delivery

Motorq’s connected car APIs enable fleet owners to identify the location and pre-delivery status of General Motors’ vehicles. The system uses OnStar technology for “surgical” enablement of data that can be stopped or started as needed.

November 18, 2020

Labor Shortage Increases But Economic Uncertainty Emerges

Labor Shortage Increases But Economic Uncertainty Emerges

The robust economy is creating record numbers of new jobs and a subsequent labor shortage that is being exacerbated by the large wave of Baby Boomer retirements, but some see uncertainty of future market conditions.

December 11, 2019

Maven Makes Shared Mobility Possible

Maven Makes Shared Mobility Possible

Launched by General Motors in January 2016, Maven is a car-sharing service that is spreading across North America and offering technology and terms that could prove irresistible to mobile fleets.

October 18, 2017

What’s Your Future Fleet Strategy?

What’s Your Future Fleet Strategy?

While large scale deployment of autonomous vehicles won’t happen anytime soon, it’s important for fleets to formulate their game plans now.

September 29, 2017

2016 L.A. Auto Show: SUVs, Electrification, Mobility

2016 L.A. Auto Show: SUVs, Electrification, Mobility

The mobility revolution is happening through greater connectivity, manufacturers' suites of transportation services, electrification, and the introduction of autonomous vehicles themselves. At the same time, manufacturers are placing the car at the center in this new world.

November 22, 2016

How Best Buy Integrates Fleet Into Its Total Brand

How Best Buy Integrates Fleet Into Its Total Brand

Best Buy's GeekMobile is a key icon of the company's image. The unique nature of Geek Squad vehicles and the treatment of those vehicles help solidify the Best Buy brand as "quirky, trustworthy, and expert."

March 11, 2011

Clarifying NHTSA's Updated 5-Star Safety Rating Program

Fairness of Taxation of Off-Airport Firms

Car-rental firms doing business off airport property complain of discriminatory taxes they are forced to pay to have access to and provide service for their customers. In this article the president of Thrifty Car Rental addresses this issue.

September 1, 1988

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