The Wheels Vehicle Information and Planning Team will be presenting a lifecycle planning webcast for the 2013 model year on Thursday, June 14 at 1:00 p.m. CDT.
The online webcast will provide expert guidance to help clients review your vehicle replacement and acquisition strategies, evaluate the 2013 marketplace, and learn about some exciting new Wheels technology that will help you make the best lifecycle decisions for your fleet.
To register for the webcast, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact a member of your account team.Back to top
The Canadian Auto Workers’ current labor contracts with Chrysler, Ford and General Motors are scheduled to expire in September 2012.
Negotiations for new agreements will take place over the summer, though the CAW has not yet announced full details of its anticipated timeframe, including the order in which it will negotiate with each manufacturer.
While there are currently no indications that the talks will result in any kind of significant work stoppage, the nature of labor discussions is such that clients should be prepared for sudden changes in the availability of certain models as the current labor agreements’ expiration date approaches. Below is a list of the Chrysler, Ford and GM fleet models that are built in Canada:
Chrysler Town and Country
Dodge Ram C/V
Chevrolet Impala (including Impala Police)
Wheels remains in constant contact with the manufacturers, and we will follow the progress of the contract negotiations very closely. We will keep clients apprised of any major developments.Back to top
The FleetView report schedule gives you tools to help monitor fleet activity and assist in making key strategic and tactical decisions. Based on the schedule, FleetView offers a number of reports we recommend reviewing in the month of June. These reports are listed below. For a copy of the complete report schedule, please contact a member of you account team.
Reports to run if you are on Wheels' support services
Claim Activity Detail: Use as required to monitor collision claim activity (e.g., weekly or monthly).
Collision Subrogation Recap: Run this report quarterly to view a summary of subrogation activity, progress and results for a select period of time.
Collision Management Recap: Run this report quarterly to view a summary of overall collision activity for a select period of time.
Enterprise Open Rental: Run monthly to monitor open rentals, costs and days.
Fuel Velocity: Run this report monthly to help you track fuel card utilization, exceptions and expenses.
Regional Fuel Comparison: Run this report quarterly to compare regional fuel costs against Wheels average fuel costs.
Fleet management reports to run
Expense Variance: Use the Expense Variance tool regularly to monitor various fleet expenses and understand where, how and why these expenses changed over time.
Cost Projection: Use the Cost Projection tool quarterly to create accurate fleet cost forecasts and support finance/budget initiatives.
Model Year Order Activity: Run this report three times a year to help monitor tier levels for incentives.
Replacement Projection: Use this report to see which vehicle is recommended for replacement for the fall and spring order cycles.
Sold Vehicle Expense Comparison: Use this report twice a year to view complete lifecycle costs by category, based on sold vehicles.
Sold Unit Detail: Run twice yearly to assess remarketing results for vehicles that Wheels has sold.
Depreciation Analysis: Run twice yearly to view final depreciation levels and make decisions on vehicle selection or reserve rate changes for the future.Back to top