Wheels would like to notify you of several recent manufacturer updates. Read below for model year 2022 order cut-offs, allocation information and more.
MY22 Toyota Ordering and Pre-Approved Allocation
Toyota will be moving to a pre-approved allocation process for the MY22 ordering year. They indicated that forecasts received from existing customers have already exceeded their ability to supply vehicles for commercial customers in MY22. The pre-approved allocation process is being put in place to help protect existing Toyota customers and ensure they have access to supply.
We have been advised Toyota will not accept any new customers that have not already secured allocation for MY22 ordering. The Toyota fleet team is working to pull together a list of allocated units for existing fleet clients, which Wheels expects to receive next week. The Toyota fleet representatives have already started to communicate this message directly with clients.
Toyota Canada has advised that they currently require pre-approved allocation on all hybrid models and trucks.
MY22 GM Truck & Van Ordering and Allocation
General Motors will not provide any allocation to clients that have not returned a signed MY22 Competitive Assistance Program (CAP) agreement. GM is requesting this be completed immediately to be considered for allocation. Please make sure that you have signed and returned your CAP agreements and have provided your GM Fleet Account Executive (FAE) with your allocation requests.
2022MY HD Full-Size Pickup Trucks (Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra)
2022MY Mid-Size Pickup Trucks (Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon)
Tentative Order Banks Open Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
2022MY Full-Size Van (Chevrolet Express & GMC Savana)
2022MY LD Full-Size Pickup Truck (Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra)
Allocation will be approved at the customer level Fleet Account Number (FAN). GM Fleet will provide Wheels with the customer specific allocation once communicated to the customers directly.
This notice currently applies to U.S. orders only. GM Canada is not requiring pre-approved allocation currently.
MY22 Ford Super Duty
Due to significantly high demand for the MY22 Super Duty, the commercial order bank for U.S. orders closed Friday, August 13, 2021.
MY23 order banks for the Super Duty are not expected to open again until next year and we anticipate extended lead times will continue. This means that if you missed the MY22 ordering window, you won’t receive MY23 orders until fall of calendar year 2022 at the earliest.
This notice currently applies to U.S. orders only. Though Ford Canada has advised they expect order cut-off to be announced soon. Please submit any remaining orders immediately.
If you have any questions, please reach out to a member of your Wheels Account Team.
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