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The State of Government Fleets: Shifting to Electric Vehicles

Jeff Barron explores how companies entering the electric vehicle and fast charging battery markets will impact the future of the fleet leasing industry’s government sector... read more

The State of Government Fleets: How the Coronavirus Pandemic Continues to Spar with the Industry

Government agencies operate nearly 1.2 million vehicles on roads nationwide. Bancorp’s Commercial Lending team explores the impacts of COVID-19 within this sector of the fleet leasing industry. ... read more

Navigating Business in a Time of Crisis: The 2020 Vendor Finance Roundtable

Jim Kelly, Chris Lemone and Justin Tabone sat down with Monitor for this year’s roundtable, where they discussed how COVID-19 has affected their team and vendor relationships, as well as the changes and predictions they have for the future of the industry in a post-pandemic world.... read more

Selling Software for Three Decades — Has It Changed in the Digital Era?

Joe Franco has been selling software since the 1990s. He explores how the process has changed over the years and explains why the industry must move beyond the concept of disruption, standardize technology and leave legacy systems in the history books. ... read more

Walking Through the Shadows of Bankruptcy: Financing Equipment in Time of Distress

Many equipment lessees have been hit hard by the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Inez Markovich and Howard Brod Brownstein outline the rights and remedies of equipment finance lessors and lenders when their customers face temporary distress or a Chapter 11 filing. ... read more

Post COVID Collateral Recovery Will Pose Challenges

The pandemic has created a series of challenges that lenders must carefully navigate as they pursue recovery of collateral relating to loan/lease defaults. Michael Levison outlines current conditions and provides additional insight into these issues.... read more

The Road Ahead: Materials Handling Could Face a Sluggish 2020

Pacific Rim Capital continued to enjoy its record-breaking MHE originations in 2019. But, as Dave Mirsky writes, a less than optimistic economic forecast could mean a slower start to 2020.... read more

Keep on Trucking: The North American Commercial Truck Industry Forecast

Though the trucking industry has seen its fair share of volatility recently, Steve Latin-Kasper views 2020 with some optimism, expecting truck sales to the e-commerce and municipal segments will likely to rise.... read more

‘Sweating Assets’ Can Put Pressure on the Bottom Line

Many businesses squeeze every drop of useful life from an asset to cut costs, but Katerina Jones says this practice often causes downward pressure on financial results. Since older trucks have a higher total cost of ownership, operating them often costs more than replacing them with newer models.... read more

Financing Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Rob Hoysgaard from Corcentric discusses financing alternative fuel vehicles. Financing the latest round of technological innovation is following the historic pattern of financing any new technology.... read more

The Secret is Out: Equipment Finance Goes Mainstream in the Secondary Market

Despite historically operating as a niche industry, equipment finance has seen an explosion of interest from banks and other financial institutions over the last few years. Chad Hutchison speaks on this phenomenon and the ways technology can give a leg up to new players trying to break into the market.... read more

Construction Strength Builds Its Own Challenges: Significant 2018 Growth Could Point to a More-Moderate 2019

After achieving a 20-year high this year, the construction industry is undoubtedly thriving. But have we reached the top of the cycle? John Crum examines the factors that have fueled growth over the last five years and the indicators that the pace of expansion will slow in 2019.... read more

Investing in Wind and Solar Projects

The traditional equipment financing market continuously evolves with changes in accounting rules, tax laws, equipment financed and financing structures. Many investors previously considered lessors of equipment are now exploring other specialized financing opportunities. Joe Sebik explains the basics behind the types of investments and the benefits that accrue to investors in certain alternative energy projects. ... read more

Leveraging Elements of Orderly Process and Traditional Auction: Blended Sales in Commercial & Industrial Dispositions

Equipment appraisals typically assume an orderly liquidation value, which is rarely realized in the auctions that result from a distressed situation. Tiger Group’s Jeff Tanenbaum suggests a blended approach and provides two case studies demonstrating the benefits of a multi-phase liquidation process.... read more

Equipment Markets 2018: The Federal Impact

Christian Klein takes a look at events in the Capitol that have affected equipment demand this year, including regulatory reform. Although federal appropriations, the president’s infrastructure plan and tax reform are currently in limbo, he expects demand in 2018 to stay at current levels no matter what happens on the Hill.... read more

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