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Retrospective on the Many Pain Points of 2021 M-Y

Two universal challenges faced by fleet managers in the 2021 model-year were longer lead times and tight product availability, particularly constrained was van and truck chassis availability. The COVID lockdowns in 2020 and the shutdown of all North American assembly plants from mid-March to mid-May 2020 triggered a domino effect resulting in delays with the new model-year bid process during a period of widespread budget constraints. 

Readers Sound-Off: Is Work from Home Viable?

Automotive Fleet readers offer their viewpoints and opinions on key topics facing the fleet management industry. Among the topics discussed are the work-from-home business model, the infancy of the emergence of virtual selling, tips on improving cargo van functionality, and how fleet managers can elevate their stature with senior management.

GM Unveils New Electric Delivery Van & EV Business Unit

General Motors has revealed a new electric delivery vehicle that will feature an estimated 250 miles of range following the announcement of its BrightDrop business unit, which is designed to offer a new ecosystem of electric first-to-last-mile products, software, and services for delivery and logistics companies.

Workhorse Receives Largest Electric Van Order

An order for more than 6,000 Workhorse C-Series all-electric delivery vehicles was placed by Pride Group Enterprises, a Canadian and U.S. based company with businesses in transportation equipment retail, wholesale, rental, leasing, and logistics.

How E-Commerce Surge Is Changing Delivery Vehicle Design and Deployment

The shift in major volume from B2B to B2C deliveries, record e-commerce volume, transport of the coronavirus vaccine, vehicle production capacity, and chassis supply will be factors affecting parcel delivery fleets in 2021, says Chad Heminover, president, Shyft Fleet Vehicles & Services.

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