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Why Railcar Constraints Continue to Impact Fleet OTD

In MY-2019, ongoing railcar shortages created huge backlogs of vehicles needing to be shipped. The railcar shortage has been a key factor for fleet delivery delays for the past 20 years. The question is when does it get fixed?

Subaru Updates Order Cut-Off Dates

Subaru has updated the dates that commercial fleets hoping to order 2019-model-year vehicles must submit their orders by, the automaker has announced.

Ford Discusses Vehicle Lineup Shift

Earlier this year, the automaker announced a major change to its vehicle portfolio, shifting to around 90% trucks, utilities, and commercial vehicles by 2020.

Upfitter Backlogs Created by Strong Truck Demand

Strong demand for light- and medium-duty trucks in the 2018 model-year increased order-to-delivery (OTD) times, resulting in widespread upfitter backlogs despite reduced fleet allocation availability due to competing strong retail demand for trucks.

2019-MY Buying Inclinations Driven by Strong Economy

The majority of fleets are reporting that their acquisition strategies are being stimulated by solid organic business growth, with most forecasting an increase or continuation of the same order volume in model-year 2019.

Donlen Revamps Vehicle Ordering Process

Donlen has released a new order management system through its FleetWeb fleet management platform that streamlines vehicle ordering, the company announced.