Fleet News

Fleet Leasing Analysis

  • Analysis 28 Jun 2013

    Contract hire and leasing companies live or die by accurately predicting vehicle sale prices and while a ‘marginal tailing back’ of values from current levels is being predicted if the economy improves, a raft of uncontrollable influences means a precarious balancing act is being pursued.

  • Analysis 28 Jun 2013

    Vehicle contract hire and leasing companies continue to enjoy a residual value windfall worth hundreds of pounds per van as sale prices show little sign of dropping from record levels.

  • Analysis 28 Jun 2013

    Leasing companies must analyse the usage profile of individual vehicles if they are to accurately forecast future service, maintenance and repair costs, according to experts.

  • Analysis 28 Jun 2013

    Traditional fleet service, maintenance and repair (SMR) costs can be forecasted down to the final penny at the benchmark three years/60,000 miles - but a raft of ‘grey areas’ fuelled by numerous factors means contract hire and leasing companies continue to build up contingency funds to meet the cost of the unforeseen.

  • Analysis 28 Jun 2013

    This year is set to deliver the best value returns seen for light commercial vehicles for many years, although there are some claims that prices may have hit their glass ceiling.

  • Analysis 28 Jun 2013

    Buyers are continuing to pay close to top dollar for de-fleeted top quality company cars, but experts are warning of a tightening market with investment in pre-sale repairs paying dividends.

  • Analysis 28 Jun 2013

    Longer service intervals and a trend for motor manufacturers to move the requirement for ‘expensive’ parts replacement - such as cambelts - beyond 60,000 miles has contributed to a decade long changes in the breakdown of service maintenance and repair (SMR) costs.

  • Analysis 28 Jun 2013

    Common business sense means that contract hire and leasing companies do not want to make a loss on service, maintenance and repair (SMR) costs so it is vital that they undertake a robust risk assessment and measure and manage the lifecycle of individual vehicle components.

  • Analysis 28 Jun 2013

    True fleet sales in the first quarter of 2013 have remained broadly flat year-on-year, following the trend set during much of last year.

  • Analysis 28 Jun 2013

    In most contract hire companies someone is responsible for obtaining new vehicle data, someone else negotiates discounts with dealers and someone else obtains VRB details and negotiates tactical deals with manufacturers.

  • Analysis 28 Jun 2013

    The long-awaited revised Exposure Draft (ED) on lease accounting was published by the IASB on 16 May 2013 and addresses a number of the problems identified by respondents following the initial Exposure Draft published in 2010.

  • Analysis 28 Jun 2013

    A fleet drive to reduce CO2 emissions is creating opportunities for revenue growth among leasing companies.

  • Analysis 28 Jun 2013

    Value of high quality, well-specced three and four-year-old company cars with less than 50,000 miles on the clock will continue to rise, according to auctioneer Andy Conde.

  • Analysis 28 Jun 2013

    New car sales volumes are the ‘real elephant in the room’ in terms of predicting future residual values, according to Denis Keenan, managing director of automotive data provider KeeResources.

  • Analysis 28 Jun 2013

    Britain’s car market has undergone a total uplift of baseline residual values in the wake of rocketing used car prices prompting possible concerns of buyer resistance.

  • Analysis 28 Jun 2013

    Vehicle contract hire and leasing companies are enjoying a residual value windfall worth hundreds and perhaps thousands of pounds per vehicle as record used car prices makes a mockery of forecasts made in the depths of recession.

  • Analysis 28 Jun 2013

    Lease vehicles are likely to witness increasing mileage as fleet operators emerge from recession.

  • Analysis 28 Jun 2013

    The leasing industry enjoying a residual value windfall worth hundreds and perhaps thousands of pounds per vehicle as record used car prices makes a mockery of forecasts made in the depths of recession.

  • Analysis 28 Jun 2013

    Value of high quality, well-equipped three and four-year-old company cars with less than 50,000 miles on the clock will continue to rise, according to remarketing company Manheim.