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LeasePlan’s Smolka Shares Challenges to EV Fleet Implementation
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

100-Plus Most Important Events in Fleet

As John F. Kennedy once said, “History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.”

January 4, 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

Operating Costs Remain Flat in Calendar-Year 2010

Stable fuel prices were the primary reason fleet costs remained flat. Also, national accounts did not increase prices for oil changes and replacement tires. Maintenance costs were up for fleets that extended vehicle cycling.

November 12, 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

Mixed 2008 OTD Performance: Some Models Up, Some Down

This was an interesting order-to-delivery year. A protracted UAW strike and flooding in the Midwest delayed some models, while others posted improved OTD due to reduced retail sales, which expedited fleet production.

October 1, 2008

Recalculation Adds Flexibility to Closed-End
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