Today's video looks at chassis availability and long lead times for products; new commercial EVs catching the interest of commercial fleets; major fleet safety initiatives impacted by budget constraints; and how the work-from-home business model raises concerns about fleet utilization and rightsizing.
January 4, 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
Topics discussed included the state of 2021-MY vehicle orders; how to minimize order-to-delivery times, how fleets can expedite turnaround time with upfitters, and forecasts for 2021 fleet ordering.
December 10, 2020
Today's video looks at the sale of Donlen by Hertz Global Holdings to Athene Holdings; November fleet sales data; and the uptick in conversion of managed fleets to outsourced fleet management.
December 7, 2020
Topics discussed included the emergence of more electric vehicles in fleet operations, the proliferation of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), the increased complexity in fleet maintenance along with the lack of technicians in the market, an increase in vehicle diagnostics capabilities, and changes that have occurred as a result of the pandemic.
November 18, 2020
Today’s inaugural Fleet Momentum video features Brendan P. Keegan, CEO of Merchants Fleet, who participated in a wide-ranging conversation with Antich. Topics addressed included the increasing electrification of fleets, the growth in vehicle connectivity, the evolving role of fleet managers as “data scientists,” and the evolution of e-commerce businesses.
November 17, 2020
In the latest State of the Fleet Industry Spotlight video, Automotive Fleet Editor Mike Antich interviewed Jeff Krogen, assistant vice president of Fleet Strategy for Enterprise Fleet Management, to discuss top trends in the wholesale used-vehicle market.
October 15, 2020