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Depreciation Up in Most Vehicle Segments

According to industry analysts, most vehicle segments increased in vehicle depreciation in 2009 due to such factors as extended replacement cycling, shifts in the wholesale vehicle market, and higher capitalized vehicle costs.

Top 6 Fleet Trends in the Medium-Duty Truck Market

Medium-duty truck sales have declined sharply, as have resale values, due to the recession and the slowdown in new construction. Many fleets are extending service lives, which threatens to increase future maintenance costs.

Hybrid Resale Values Decline More than 25%

LOS ANGELES – Overall hybrid sales have dropped significantly as a result of the nationwide decline in gasoline prices, with used-hybrid values falling over 25 percent since last summer.

Economic Slowdown Causes Fleet Resale Values to Decline

Most fleet vehicles are purchased by subprime buyers; however, these buyers are now finding it increasingly difficult to qualify for used-vehicle loans. The slowdown in the construction market is dampening demand for used pickups, and full-size work vans.

16 Tips to Maximize Residual Value

Follow these common sense strategies before the acquisition decision, during ownership and prior to resale to help you hold the line on residual values.

Identifying Policy Changes that Reduce Costs

Implementing proactive fleet policies can often produce significant cost savings in the long run. Examine every aspect of fleet operations to uncover expense-cutting opportunities.