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November 8, 2017

Manheim's Used Vehicle Values Rise 6 Straight Months

Wholesale used vehicle prices rose for the sixth month in a row in October, increasing by 1.02%, according to Manheim’s October Used Vehicle Value Index. This brought the index to 136.3, an 8.1% rise from a year ago.

November 1, 2017

Commercial Fleet Sales Climb 3.7% in October

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 3.7% to 49,801 in October with strong truck sales outweighing a nearly 30% decline in cars, according to Automotive Fleet data.

October 5, 2017

September Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 25%

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 25.7% to 51,112 in September with strong sales in the truck category, according to Automotive Fleet data.

September 5, 2017

U.S. Fleet Upfitting Industry Experiencing Uptick in Consolidation

The fleet industry in the United States is no stranger to acquisitions and mergers as we have witnessed with the decades long consolidation occurring among fleet leasing and management companies, automotive OEMs and their suppliers, and daily rental companies. The same holds true for the upfitting industry, which, in the first eight months of 2017, witnessed an uptick in acquisitions.

September 1, 2017

August Commercial Fleet Sales Surge 12.6%

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 12.6% to 52,439 in August units with strong sales in the truck category, according to Automotive Fleet data.

June 6, 2017

New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Remains at 25.3

The May value is up 5.2 mpg since October 2007, the first month of monitoring by UMTRI. This value is 0.2 mpg below the peak of 25.5 mpg from August 2014.

June 1, 2017

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 3.3% in May

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight automakers increased 3.3% to 67,744 units, a reversal from several months of declining sales this year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

February 28, 2017

Diesel Prices Creep Upward for Third Straight Week

Diesel prices in the U.S. crept upward last week, continuing a three-week streak of modest increases, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

February 7, 2017

Medium Duty Orders Reach 11-Month High

Orders for Classes 5 to 7 vehicles increased 32% in January compared to the same month a year ago, amid an overall increase in truck orders that rebounded from a slower 2016, according to preliminary data from ACT Research.

January 10, 2017

Medium-Duty Orders Fall 1.1% in 2016

Orders of classes 5 to 7 vehicles declined 1.1% in 2016 after a strong December finish and have outpaced heavy-duty truck orders in part due to pent-up demand from government fleet purchasers, according to ACT Research.

December 1, 2016

Fleet Sales Fall 5.1% in November

Sales of vehicles from eight manufacturers to commercial fleets declined 5.1% to 48,503 units in November but remain positive for the year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

October 14, 2016

Fleet Sales Fall 19% in September

Sales of vehicles from eight automakers to commercial fleets fell 19.6% to 40,657 units in September but remain solidly positive for the year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

September 4, 2016

Mobility Management to be Catalyst for Fleet and Corporate Travel Convergence

Some believe that fleet managers will evolve into “mobility managers” in the future. Instead of managing a fleet of vehicles to meet employees’ mobility needs, they will move beyond asset management to manage a broader array of mobility services. These proponents argue that mobility management will create the business case to realign fleet and travel management into a single corporate function.

July 5, 2016

Fleet Sales Rise 8% in June

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufacturers increased 8% to 59,748 in June from year-ago levels.

June 1, 2016

Fleet Sales Increase 8.1% in May

Sales of vehicles from eight manufacturers to commercial fleets increased 8.1% to 65,554 vehicles in May compared to a year ago with a double-digit increase in sales of passenger cars.

May 27, 2016

Crude Topping $50 Could Mark Oil Tipping Point

Analysts contend that the crude oil supply-and-demand imbalance will be righted just as soon as the price climbs high enough to compel U.S. shale-oil drillers to again ramp up production.

May 16, 2016

4 Trends Driving Vocational Truck Design

An explosion of new technology has added an unprecedented range of choices that are changing the way vocational fleets spec and work their trucks.

May 10, 2016

Medium-Duty Orders Remain Strong

Orders of medium-duty vehicles remained strong in April, even though they fell 10% from a March peak and came in 12% higher than a year ago, according to ACT Research.

May 6, 2016

April Vehicle Depreciation Goes Negative

Rising used vehicle depreciation pulled average April values into the red in a month that's typically the last strong month of the spring season, according to Black Book.

May 3, 2016

April Fleet Sales Remain Steady

Sales of vehicles from nine manufacturers to commercial fleets increased 1.4% to 69,433 units in April compared to the same period in 2015 as a boost in truck sales made up for flagging car sales.

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