Automotive Fleet has launched a new video series, Global Fleet Management Voices, which is designed to highlight key leaders in the global fleet management industry. The inaugural video features Rodrigo Monroy, sourcing manager of U.S. corporate services, Novartis
February 3, 2021
Topics discussed include how early order cutoffs of 2021-MY fleet vehicles are impacting spring order volumes; President Biden’s monumental goal to convert the federal fleet of 645,000 vehicles to zero-emission vehicles; and GM’s commitment to eliminating tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles produced by 2035.
February 2, 2021
Topics include how fuel prices may be impacted by a potential increase in the federal and state fuel taxes and an increase in CAFE fuel efficiency standards; how rising commodity prices may impact the price of fleet products; and how the ongoing global shortage of microchips is slowing vehicle production and increasing lead times.
January 26, 2021
Topics discussed included addressing product availability challenges; how to maximize vehicle uptime and efficiency; and how work-from-home company practices will impact fleet business activity.
January 21, 2021
Check out the latest State of the Fleet Industry video report that discusses GM's creation of its commercial EV brand called BrightDrop and the launch of the EV600 all-electric commercial van; the shortage in automotive semiconductors impacting vehicle production; Wheels’ integration with OnStar data; Cox Automotive expansion into fleet management services; and the entry of Jim Pattison Lease into the U.S. fleet market.
January 19, 2021
The latest State of the Fleet Industry Spotlight video addresses the successful resolution of an unintended tax consequence for the employee use of company provided vehicles that occurred during shelter-in-place mandates in the pandemic.
January 12, 2021
Topics discussed include: more commercial EVs entering the market; how maintenance needs for EVs differ from gasoline-powered assets; and the importance of EV education for fleet managers.
January 11, 2021
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