Equipment Sector

Ask the Expert: What is the Trajectory of the Global Semiconductor Chip Shortage?

Jeff Barron

Modern-day automotive vehicles rely on advanced technology more than ever to deliver an exceptional driving experience coupled with innovative safety and mobility features. But there’s currently an unprecedented global shortage of an integral part to these vehicles—semiconductor chips—that’s affecting nearly... read more

Healthcare Equipment Finance Trends to Watch in the Year Ahead

Justin Tabone

Last spring, when the coronavirus first hit, dentists throughout the U.S. saw their practices devastated. Amid the lockdowns, 76% of dental offices shuttered for all but emergencies, while 19% halted patient visits altogether, according to a survey by the American Dental... read more

Celebrating Wins From A Tumultuous Year: Lessons Learned

Patrick Gaskins

2020 was quite a year, and much of the talk surrounding the events center on COVID-19. That said, even with all of the heartache, there were some bright spots that need to be celebrated. Let’s start with the fact that... read more

A New Aircraft Recycling Model Taking Flight

Sven Daniel Koechler

With over 14,000 passenger aircraft grounded due to the pandemic and a large percentage facing decommission, the aviation industry is exploring sustainable aircraft recycling business models that offer environmental preservation and deliver a higher return on investment to owners and... read more

COVID-19 Complicates the Lease Vs. Buy Decision

Patrick Gaskins

The COVID-19 pandemic has muddied that decision even further as it has become even more difficult to determine long-term implications of a purchase. Nowhere is this clearer than with residual values, which are one of the key factors in the... read more

How Fleets Can Adapt to Operational Changes During COVID-19 & Position for Success After The Pandemic

John Flynn

Truck Utilization Data Even More Important Today When Helping Fleets Adapt to New Environment   The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the entire world with ripple effects being felt throughout the global economy. Data discussed at a recent forum at UC... read more

Balance Is Necessary To Determine Resale Value

Dale Tower

The used truck market has changed considerably in the last five years. 2015 capped off a nice four-year run (2011-2015) of a healthy used truck market. But by the end of 2015, activity slowed down and at the same time... read more

Avoid Technological Obsolescence with Leased Equipment

Frank Bussone

Technological changes are occurring at a dizzying pace. It’s now at the point where it seems like everyday there is some new development that fleet managers have to learn about to determine if it makes sense for their operation. In... read more

How Fleets May be Gearing Towards Electric Trucks

Brian Holland

In 2018, the Class-8 Heavy-Duty truck and fleet industry sustained its dialogue pondering the prospects of electrification of vehicles and where they stack up against diesel counterparts. While electrification may cultivate into a possible reality down the road, many in... read more

Use a Dynamic Financing Model to Adjust Asset Life Cycles

Patrick Gaskins

In a rapidly changing market where we see wild swings in financial markets, the political landscape changing worldwide, oil production through the roof and the U.S. Federal Reserve increasing interest rates, how should we adjust our asset financing structures to... read more

2019 Equipment Financing Predictions

Tom Toton

There are a record number of tractors and trailers on order for 2019, so next year is expected to be a banner year for truck manufacturers. All of those orders will also create a demand for equipment financing. It is... read more

How the Increased Pace of Change is Impacting New Equipment Financing

Patrick Gaskins

There is no arguing that the pace at which change is occurring is quicker than it has ever been before. It used to be that when new technology was introduced it was on the market for some time before it... read more

How Usage-Based Payment Models Can Improve the Standard of Care

John Sparta

For the past decade or so, “Triple Aim” has been a major focus in healthcare: improving patient experience, improving population health and reducing health costs. With non-profit and public hospital margins at their lowest point in ten years, some see... read more

Shift to Digital Imperative as Competition Grows More Intense

Mike Sweeney

By and large, 2017 has been a positive year so far for the vendor equipment finance industry. We’re seeing solid year over year performance, as well as an optimism among industry leaders that hasn’t been felt for a number of... read more

Why Aircraft Finance Professionals Need to Pay Attention to January 1, 2020

Alexander Craig

What is ADS-B? Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS–B) is a surveillance technology in which an aircraft determines its position via satellite navigation and periodically broadcasts it, enabling it to be tracked. The information can be received by air traffic... read more

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