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.
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.