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Small Fleet Acquisitions Plummet

April 02, 2009

March new vehicle sales reflected a steep decline in commercial, fleet and business acquisitions, according to CNW Marketing Research.

"These have been representing more than a quarter of all sales for quite some time but corporate downsizing, less air travel and a poor housing market all combined to contract these non-retail sales," said industry analyst Art Spinella in a research note.

"Most distressing is perhaps the diminishing number of new and used vehicles being purchased by small businesses since most are acquired from franchised new-car dealerships," said Spinella. "This reflects a lack in confidence in the current and near-term business environment and concerns about higher local, state and federal taxes." 

Percentage Change vs. March 2008

 

Source: CNW Research

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