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Fleet ordering for the 2010 model-year is shaping up to be higher than 2009-MY, but that's not saying much since 2009 was such an abysmal year. Many commercial fleets deferred 2009-model ordering. Some fleets purchased no replacement vehicles and skipped the 2009 ordering cycle altogether. A large number of commercial fleets decreased the volume of their 2009 ordering and are now playing catch-up with the 2010 model-year.

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Fleet Managers React to Chrysler’s Chapter 11 Filing

Commercial fleet managers have expressed sourcing loyalty to Chrysler, but key concerns remain about unbuilt units, downsizing of the dealer network, and whether a lengthy bankruptcy proceeding will impact 2010 selector development.

General vs. Specialty Selector: Pros & Cons

Specialty selectors — vehicles chosen and equipped to meet specific job or geographic needs — have been used for years. Some companies are moving away from them. Is it a good idea?

Fuel Costs Exerting More Influence on Selector Development

Overall operating costs for commercial fleets increased 3 percent, on average, in calendar-year 2007. The increased expense was directly attributable to the cost of fuel. The price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline increased almost 7 percent over the record-high prices in 2006.

Best Practices For Creating a Vehicle Selector

First, decide whether to offer a limited or broad selector. The next part of the equation is all over the board. Some fleets stress depreciation and resale value as the most important factors in vehicle selection, while others focus on employee comfort and safety.

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