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The pandemic of 2020 caused major disruptions throughout our industry in 2021. Everything from lack of employees to critical component shortages became a problem for business all over the world.
With the year 2021 now in the history books, we reached out to Dan McDonough, Operations Director with Auto Park Fleet, to get his perspective on what kind of challenges may be coming our way for 2022
“Inventory for all dealers nationwide is going to be tight for the next year and maybe longer.” Dan said. “The same computer-chip shortage that has affected the automobile industry is going to continue to affect all our brands and all products for the foreseeable future. We could be into 2023 before that’s fixed on a national level.”
“Since October it’s dropped from a 73 day supply to a 37 day supply, nationwide, on all vehicle makes and models. The same goes for commercial vehicles. We’ll have some step vans, not as many as we’d like, but we will have them, and some cutaways too. The smaller stuff is going to be even harder to get than last year."
McDonough believes inflation will continue to be an issue as well. “I’ve never seen inflation like we've seen over the last 18 months. We and everyone else should to expect that to continue. We don't see anything showing that will go away anytime soon.”
Despite all these these new issues, Auto Park Fleet is committed to making 2022 as successful as we can for all our customers. We still stock more trucks than anyone else. We still have the most knowledgeable and friendly team of experts in the business. Choose from multiple financing options or handle you own. Give us a call today and let us know how we can help you get 2022 off to a great start.
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