COVID-19 & Fleet: Addressing 4 Major Impacts to the Supply Chain
By Steve Wolff April 29, 2020
As COVID-19 (coronavirus) has established a “new normal” for many of us,the fleet supply chain is no different. Adetailed account of supplier-level informationis available at the Wheels COVID-19 Resource Center.Yet, a few rungs on the supply chain ladder have been impacted more than others.We’ll examine those four areas below:
1. DMV Closures
Wheels has partnered with the American Automotive Leasing Association(AALA),and we are getting daily updates on DMV closings, service changes and extensions.
In some cases, we’ve been able to continue renewing and registering vehicles even with DMVs closed, because Wheels acts as the DMV in many states. But given the widespread impact of the pandemic beyond our in-house states, our focus has been to stay on top of changes at DMVs, share them internally, and communicate with our clients and their drivers via the COVID-19 Resource Center.
2. Dealership Shutdowns & Reopenings
We’re working closely withOEMs to get a clearer picture of dealerships that are closing and understanding when they plan to reopen.