This Market Intelligence Report focuses on the fleet automotive marketplace in the United States from a supply chain sourcing perspective. Fleet automotive includes various motor vehicles ranging from cars to trucks. Primarily a fragmented industry, fleet automotive has a well developed supplier base. The fleet automotive category has low product segmentation and serves primarily industrial market. The demand for fleet automotive is generated by various downstream industries with primary drivers including economic growth, industrial production, availability of finance and safety and reliability. Key costs around the fleet automotive category include cost of vehicle, cost of fuel, cost of labor, maintenance cost and insurance cost. The major trends in the fleet automotive industry include increased outsourcing of in-house fleet to third party providers, among others. The risk outlook for the fleet automotive industry is deteriorating based on the macroeconomic environment. Category management best practices around the fleet automotive industry include strategic sourcing practices and green initiatives.
Starting with detailed background information to provide category context, this report provides insight into the market drivers around demand and key costs, including both historical and forecasted commodity pricing. The supply base section covers the top suppliers, including high-level overviews and market news. The report presents the NAICS category cost structure and historical, current and future pricing curves. The trend section reports new and emerging industry directions. Regulatory considerations include developing governmental initiatives. Risk outlooks offer a view into upstream drivers that could adversely affect the industry and category. Insights and Best Practices share winning strategies around the management and sourcing of this category.