Equipment Sector

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

Funding the Future: Elections and the Highway Trust Fund

Patrick Gaskins

Election season shines the spotlight on a wide variety of issues as both parties lay out their platforms on everything from jobs and voting rights to education and national security. They also take positions on infrastructure and transportation, which is... read more

Fleet Leasing: More Choices, More Control

Scott Mishoe

To own or to lease? That is the burning question many fleet operators face as their businesses begin to expand. A full service lease is the perfect fit for many, as it enables them to hand over the transportation reins... read more

Financing Truck Fleets: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Ray Ellingsen

You’ve decided it’s time to finance new trucks and trailers for your business. So how hard can it be? The truth is it’s easy to finance trucks. However, there’s a challenge, which is continually pursuing and competitively obtaining flexible financing... read more

Softening Market Could Push Many to Leasing

Scott Mishoe

Over the past six months, the transportation markets have become less stable, leading to some significant issues, which are the result of worldwide economic issues that have contributed to a down U.S. stock market, impacting many public companies in terms... read more

Age: It’s More Than A Number in Fleet Financing

Mike Hamilton

Given the competitiveness of the trucking industry, it’s more important than ever for fleets to have the right mix of trucks in operation. To maximize profitability, this winning combination would include the right types of trucks for a given application... read more

Clouds Loom Over Used Truck Market

Dale Tower

The good news is that the sales volume of the used truck market, especially the Class 8 portion, is generally stable. The alarming news is the significant increase in the number of used trucks that are literally pouring into the... read more

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