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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

Photo of flooded vehicles in Houston by the Texas Air National Guard.

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Salvage Auctions Estimate Volume of Hurricane-Damaged Vehicles

While the effect that Hurricane Irma had on Insurance Auto Auction's and Copart's operations in Florida was relatively mild, Houston was a different story.

Data courtesy of Black Book.

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Luxury Wholesale Prices Fall in an Overcrowded Market

As manufacturers continue to release new vehicles into the luxury segment, the number of vehicles in the segment has grown. This along with overproduction and higher incentives has led to higher depreciation rates for the segment.

Photo courtesy of Blake Bobit.

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Meeting the Challenge of Depreciation

While depreciation is the biggest fleet expense, there are steps fleet managers can take before purchasing a vehicle, while it’s in the fleet, and when it’s being remarketed that can make this expense manageable.

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Should Damaged Vehicles Be Repaired or Replaced?

After an accident or major equipment failure, fleet managers often have to make a hard decision to either repair or replace the damaged vehicle. There is no right or wrong answer, but fleets need to keep safety and the bottom line in sight.

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10 Ways to Optimize Depreciation Management

It is as true today as it was decades ago: The greatest portion of a vehicle’s fixed cost is depreciation. Here are 10 best practices to help manage this top-level expense.

Photo of 2013 Chevrolet Express van courtesy of GM.

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2014 Depreciation Expenses by Segment

Overall, depreciation is lower than pre-recession levels for the fleet vehicle market, with average months-in-service and mileage decreasing year-over-year.

With the completion of the current orders for the 2015 Chevrolet Express (pictured) and GMC Savana 1500 series units, the transition to the European-styled units is complete.

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2015 Resale Forecast for Full-Size Vans

The used full-size van market has remained strong throughout 2014, but it is expected to decline in 2015. Part of the reason for the strength of the used van segment is the discontinuation of traditional U.S.-style vans by OEMs as the new European-style vans are released.

The total light-duty truck market (which includes vehicles such as the Ford F-150) depreciated by 10 percent and the full-size pickup segment depreciated by 4.9 percent. Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

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2015 Resale Forecast for Light-Duty Trucks

The full-size pickup fleet segment depreciated by only 4.9 percent over the past 12 months; however, this rate is unlikely to continue into 2015.

The Ford Fusion topped the volume list of cars in the fleet sedan market during the third quarter of 2014, according to Black Book's fleet data.

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2015 Resale Forecast for Passenger Cars

Although the overall fleet vehicle market depreciated by 12.1 percent over the previous year, the depreciation rate for cars was 14.8 percent and is expected to increase in 2015.

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