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 include strong demand for new vehicles in the retail and fleet markets; inventory constraints due to high demand for trucks and vans; strong resale values in the wholesale market; and the lingering effects of the shortage of automotive microchips and semiconductors.
February 9, 2021
Topics discussed included the closure of OEM assembly plants and physical auctions; declines in resale values early in 2020 followed by strong residuals through the balance of the year; pandemic-induced flattened operating costs through the year; and the boom in last-mile delivery and e-commerce.
December 28, 2020
Today's video looks at increased lead times and tight product availability for vocational fleets; the surge in last-mile deliveries making it difficult to source vans; and how the pandemic has delayed throughput times at upfitters and body builders, and created parts shortages.
December 21, 2020
Today's video looks at how fleets will be key to the role out of COVID-19 vaccines; the largest peak season for the last mile-delivery market; and the huge demand for rental trucks for last mile delivery.
December 14, 2020