Equipment Sector

How Technology and Analytics Help With Asset Utilization Under Lease Agreements

Frank Bussone

When setting up a lease agreement, having customized structures for assets in different operational scenarios is pivotal. It is highly unlikely that a fleet is going to have 100% of its assets running the same amount of miles a year,... read more

Zero Emission Vehicles are Here – Is the Equipment Industry Ready?

John Crum

Zero emission commercial electric vehicles are here, and more are on the way with market share gains coming faster and higher than you would expect. According to a recent report titled “Charging Forward” by ACT Research, electric powered vehicles could... read more

2022 Healthcare Industry Outlook

John Sparta

Over the past year, we saw rapid acceleration of innovation in the healthcare space. Digitalization and telemedicine solidified their place in a sustainable healthcare model as patients came to expect more convenient access to care. Nearly $4 trillion is spent... read more

Supply Chain Disruption: Smoothing out a Bumpy Road

Patrick Gaskins, Ray Ellingsen

Ray Ellingsen: Pat, it appears market pundits believe supply chain restrictions may last well into 2022 if not beyond. What general insights can you share about the near-term asset availability shortage and longer-term impact assessment? Availability forecast? Model year implications?... read more

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

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