Brink's Names Global Fleet Manager

 
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<p><em><strong>Photo of Mercedes-Benz Vario Brinks truck via Wikimedia.</strong></em></p> Brink's Names Global Fleet Manager

Elliott Eichenholz has been named global fleet manager for The Brink's Company. Eichnenholz joined Brink's last April and manages 16,000 vehicles in 54 countries.


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Increased Demand Creates Backlogs at Upfitters

One challenge for the 2014-MY has been the increased volume of fleet vehicles going to upfitters, which has resulted in capacity issues. With the increasing demand and growth of the commercial truck/van segments, particularly among utilities and service industries, the percentage of upfitted vehicles is growing. Order-to-delivery time on large trucks keeps getting longer with upfitters. Some fleets don't place factory orders and instead purchase most their vehicle chassis from bailment pools.

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