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All good things eventually come to an end. So, too, will today’s abnormally high used-vehicle prices. Today's resale values are an anomaly caused by a decrease in used-vehicle inventory in the wholesale market, resulting from the extremely low sales of new vehicles from 2009-2011. You need to educate management that today’s resale values will decline. Otherwise, you run the risk of being management’s future scapegoat for declining resale values due to their misperceptions of the market.

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Website Launched for Pre-Owned Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

OAK HILL, VA – The Sales Network, a provider of niche-marketing solutions, released a new website, afcresale.com, designed to aid customers looking to buy and sell previously owned alternative-fuel vehicles and equipment.

Impact of Future CAFE Standards on Resale Values

The cost to design and build vehicles to meet the higher 2017-2021 fuelefficiency standards will average an additional $2,000 to $6,000 per vehicle. Proponents of the higher CAFE standards argue the higher acquisition costs will be offset by much greater fuel savings. However, is there a diminishing return on cost savings as fuel efficiency increases? Kelley Blue Book thinks so.

Resale Values Forecast to Decline 10-15% by 2014 as Used-Vehicle Supply Increases

Today’s high resale values are an anomaly caused by the shortage of used vehicles in the wholesale market due to the extremely low sales of new vehicles during the 2008-2011 timeframe. Nowadays, everyone is a hero when it comes to getting top dollar for their out-of-service fleet vehicles. However, these artificially high prices will ultimately decline as used-vehicle supply increases.

NADA: Prices of Fuel-Efficient Used Cars Still High in August

McLEAN, VA – Although used car prices likely peaked in June, average trade-in values of many popular, fuel-efficient small cars for the 2006-2009 model years are still expected to be 10 to 30 percent higher in August 2011 than they were at the beginning of the year, said Jonathan Banks, senior analyst with the NADA Used Car Guide.

Hybrid, Clean Diesel Car Sales Rise Sharply

WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI - High gas prices and a recovering economy led to a 46- percent increase in hybrid and clean diesel sales in March compared to the same month of last year. This jump was about three times higher than the increase in the overall car market last month, according to auto analyst firm Baum and Associates.

On With the Show

Entertainment meets environmental awareness at Warner Bros. Studios, where Jonathan Rosenfeld is running some of his fleet’s largest vehicles on 20 percent biodiesel.

Top 6 Fleet Trends in the Medium-Duty Truck Market

Six key trends will determine Class 3-7 medium-duty truck lifecycle costs in the 2010 calendar-year. They are diesel prices, acquisition costs, resale, maintenance costs, replacement tire expense, and environmental regulatory requirements. Here is a forecast of what to expect.