Asset Management

Mathew Guice

Using Separated Maintenance Costs to Improve Clarity of Cost of Operation

Mathew Guice

The new lease accounting standards are going to do more than change the way leases are accounted for in financial statements. Putting lease payments on the balance sheet is also going to give fleets more insight into their true total... read more

Tom Toton

Invest in Your Company, Not Depreciable Assets

Tom Toton

As the owner of a business, you need to take that same viewpoint when you are looking at investing in assets. Every business has a value and it does not matter which valuation method you use to determine it. Some... read more

Brian Holland

Data Analytics, Digital Revolution Help Transport Fleets Replace Aging Trucks More Efficiently

Brian Holland

The trucking industry is facing an interesting dilemma as 2018 matures into the second quarter. Many private fleets and for-hire carriers are now looking to replace older trucks with newer, more efficient units. However, several factors are reaching a boiling... read more

Patrick Gaskins

Technological Developments Will Drive Equipment Financing Decisions

Patrick Gaskins

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) recently identified the Top 10 equipment acquisition trends for 2018. I’d like to add my comments to some of what they said. According to the ELFA, tax reform will help unleash pent-up demand... read more

Patrick Gaskins

What’s Ahead for Equipment Financing in 2018?

Patrick Gaskins

As we kick off the New Year, we are faced with sweeping changes in both the tax system and equipment technology. If you have not already evaluated how these changes will affect your business, now is the time to do... read more

Brian Holland

Tax Changes Will Impact Organizations that Focus on Truck Procurement

Brian Holland

America’s corporations with private fleets as well as for-hire carriers are ordering units at an increased pace. The latest figures from ACT Research show that orders for Class 8 trucks surged 62% in October compared with activity from the previous... read more

Patrick Gaskins

Managed Solutions Make Best Use of Data and Equipment Dollars

Patrick Gaskins

Considering the rapid pace of technology in our industry, replacing an asset based on gut feel or even historic patterns is no longer an efficient strategy. Equipment purchasers operating on the principle of inertia are deluding themselves if they are... read more

Mark Joyce

Nontraditional Lending Sources Could Be Your Best Bet

Mark Joyce

When you think about getting a loan, banks immediately come to mind. They are a traditional source of lending for many businesses and certainly the go-to source for equipment financing. But banks aren’t the only resource for financing your business... read more

Dr. Reginald Peterson

Bringing Purchasing Out of the Dark

Dr. Reginald Peterson

Operating margins are thin for most businesses these days and slow economic growth is impacting the bottom line. Yet amazingly, many companies overlook a profit center that is hiding in plain sight: procurement. What is purchased, how goods and services... read more

Patrick Gaskins

How To Develop A Realistic Plan for Asset Purchases

Patrick Gaskins

For businesses needing to make investments in new assets, a flexible long-term planned approach will help ensure that the best, most cost-effective decisions are made every time. The first step in any financial plan covering asset purchases is to determine... read more

Dexter Van Dango

Battling Margin Pressures

Dexter Van Dango

In mid-September I read an article on American Banker about the “Winners and Losers on CIT’s OneWest Deal.” There were some interesting conclusions drawn by the writer. For example, CIT Group CEO John Thain was listed as a winner because... read more

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