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4 Tactics to Exploit Delivery Delays & High Resale Values Now
Overcoming the Hurdles of Fleet Procurement
Overcoming Delayed Vehicle Deliveries

Overcoming Delayed Vehicle Deliveries

Late vehicle deliveries can throw off a government agency’s operations and leave fleet managers scrambling to keep older vehicles running. What can fleets do about delivery delays?

November 30, 2016

Challenges & Solutions for Spec'ing Vans & Trucks

Challenges & Solutions for Spec'ing Vans & Trucks

Vehicle spec’ing is a major component of fleet management, and the ability to successfully handle challenges can help make the job a little bit easier for those who manage vans and trucks.

March 10, 2016

18 Recommendations to Improve OTD for Upfits

18 Recommendations to Improve OTD for Upfits

Strong demand from retail and fleet customers helped fuel truck and van sales in 2015. While good news for OEMs, this increased production volume resulted in order-to-delivery (OTD) delays. Experts offer suggestions on how to improve OTD.

November 20, 2015

2015 Fleet Industry Report Card: OEMs

2015 Fleet Industry Report Card: OEMs

The results are in for the third annual industry report card, validating that OEM fleet operations continue to do a very good job in meeting the needs of commercial fleet managers; however, there is room for further improvement.

May 12, 2015

2014 Fleet Industry Report Card: OEM Focus

2014 Fleet Industry Report Card: OEM Focus

Fleet managers surveyed for this year's report card, overall, gave the OEMs high marks in a number of areas. Fleet managers also identified areas where improvements can be made in OEM products and services.

May 20, 2014

Car OTD Times Static, Truck OTD Improves

Car OTD Times Static, Truck OTD Improves

While OTD remained relatively static overall, year-over-year, delivery times were still above the industry average benchmark of 60 days. Quality holds and recalls impacted some high-volume fleet models.

October 15, 2013

Mother Nature's Devastating Impact on Fleet Operations

Mother Nature's Devastating Impact on Fleet Operations

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed or damaged approximately 2,000 fleet vehicles in the Gulf Coast. Last October, Hurricane Sandy disrupted the refueling infrastructure and fleet communication with drivers in N.J and N.Y.

October 15, 2013

Fleet MY-2012 Order-to-Delivery Times Improve Slightly

Fleet MY-2012 Order-to-Delivery Times Improve Slightly

Key factors causing OTD delays were increased vehicle volumes due to continued auto industry sales growth, lengthy quality holds, parts shortages, ongoing railcar shortages, recalls, plant changes, and weather-related issues.

October 5, 2012

Natural Calamities Impact MY-2011 Order-To-Delivery Times

Natural Calamities Impact MY-2011 Order-To-Delivery Times

Last April’s earthquake in Japan and subsequent tsunami disrupted the automotive supply chain, causing parts shortages, which delayed order-to-delivery times. Extreme weather conditions also impacted vehicle shipments.

October 11, 2011

Order-to-Delivery Times Increase Slightly in MY-2010

Multiple factors increased fleet order-to-delivery times, such as quality holds, massive recalls, the Cash for Clunkers program, GM & Chrysler’s emergence from bankruptcy, and the decision to build to demand, not to capacity.

October 11, 2010

2009 Order-to-Delivery Times Battered on Multiple Fronts

OTD was affected by plant closures due to Chapter 11 reorganizations by GM and Chrysler, an economic downturn that decreased fleet and retail sales, and shipping delays caused by less-than-full loads for railcars and transporters.

October 26, 2009

Improving Order-to-Delivery Times: You Want Your Truck When?

When it comes time to acquire a new truck, small fleets need it “yesterday.” If you can’t choose a vehicle to your specs and with your equipment out of dealer stock, then yesterday can turn into weeks, or even months. Here are seven tips to help shorten the order-to-delivery process.

December 1, 2008

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