Ford retained its dominant market share in new commercial vehicle registrations in all gross vehicle weights in 2013 and Mercedes-Benz saw a sharp uptick in Sprinter van registrations, according to Polk.
Budget Cutbacks Impacting Turnaround Times on Fleet-Related DMV Services
Decreases in property and sales tax revenues have created budgetary shortfalls for most state governments. Many Department of Motor Vehicles offices have closed branch locations, reduced workforce through layoffs, implemented hiring freezes, shortened hours of operation, eliminated overtime, and instituted work furloughs for remaining employees. In some states, this has increased turnaround times for fleet-related DMV services. Some see this as being an ongoing issue for the years to come.