Fleet Industry Updates

The latest news on the impact of COVID-19, supply chain delays, and material shortages

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SUPPLY CHAIN BULLETIN

Pandemic conditions continue to affect vehicle supply chains in the form of decreased production, material shortages, and volatile demand. As we’ve seen in recent months, material shortages have expanded beyond microchips to include plastics and petroleum-based products, particularly seating foam. Your ARI team is ready to help navigate challenges around shortened factory order timeframes and limited stock vehicle inventory.

  • OEMs are unexpectedly moving up MY21 build-out dates and pushing orders to MY22.
  • Dealers are contending with record-low inventory supply and increased demand.
  • As a result, fleet operators are facing extended timeframes for order to delivery and stock locates, which can drive up costs of rental vehicles and operating costs on older units.

Our teams update this page as new information becomes available. More recent information is displayed in blue. To stay up-to-date on the latest news and insight from around the industry, please consider subscribing to our e-newsletter, The Morning Brake, and industry podcast, Motive.

Please also visit the resource centers on our Canadian and UK websites for updates relevant to those countries.

Industry Information

ARI and our business partners are closely monitoring the impacts to your businesses. We are engaging with industry suppliers on a regular basis, including manufacturers, maintenance providers, upfitters, departments of motor vehicles, and more, to identify any possible service disruptions.

Last Updated: January 19th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EST

Many states and tolling authorities are implementing temporary measures to limit the impact of COVID-19.

  • California. The Bay Area Tolling Authority has resumed electronic toll collection.
  • Illinois. The Illinois Tollway has suspended cash payments and closed their in-person customer service centers until further notice. Tolls will be collected by I-PASS, E-ZPASS, or the Tollway’s online payment portal. Customers without a transponder are encouraged to visit the Tollway’s website to calculate missed tolls within seven days.
  • Maryland – The Maryland Transportation Authority has converted to all electronic toll collection; they are no longer accepting cash or credit cards
  • New Jersey. Cash payments have been suspended on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. Tolls are being collected by EZ Pass and mail-by-plate system.
  • New York – The New York State Thruway Authority has resumed cash toll collections
  • Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has converted to all electronic toll collection; they are no longer accepting cash or credit cards
  • Puerto Rico. AutoExpreso is closed until further notice. They will continue to charge for tolls in the meantime.
  • Texas – The Harris County Toll Road Authority has resumed electronic toll collection
  • Virginia – The Virginia DOT has resumed cash toll collections

ARI anticipates other tolling authorities to suspend cash payments and close service centers. We encourage drivers to visit the websites of their their local toll authority for the latest information.

Last Updated: January 19th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EST

New York: New York City continues to issue various violations, but the dispute / hearing process has been suspended until further notice. Fines will not escalate during this time. ARI will continue to invoice clients for processed violations and violations that cannot be disputed. Once the dispute process is restarted, clients should expect to see violations with older dates and a potential surge, depending upon how quickly the city catches up with the backlog of disputes.

Last Updated: January 19th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EST

What’s New:

  • GM: 1/11/2022GM moved up the Final Order Date for the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer to 2/24/2022.
        • They also delayed the order bank open date until 3/10/2022 for the following models:
          • 2023 Bolt EV and Bolt EUV
        • They plan to make determinations on allocation for 23MY in early Q2.
        • They noted that they are seeing less Microchip related down times at their production plants.
        • Pricing is now available in PriceNet for the US 2022 Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500

Manufacturers:

  • Ford:
    • 1/7/2022- Ford announced that 1/31/2022 would be the Final Order Due Date for the 2023 Medium Duty Truck( F650/F750).
    • 12/27/2021– All production plants will be idle for the week of 12/27/2021 for winter break. Most 22MY models will resume production the week of 1/3/2022.
    • 12/17/2021- Announced the Final order date of 1-7-2022 for the 22MY F 150 Police Responder.
    • 12/14/2021– Ford made it official and announced that the Final order due date for the 22MY F150 was 12/14/2021. We will communicate any information regarding the order bank opening of the 23MY once Ford makes it available.
    • 12/3/2021– Ford announced that production of the 2022 Ford Escape and 2022 Buick Corsair will be suspended for the week of 12/6/2021.
    • 10/22/2021- Ford announced it will be closing the order bank for the 2022 Transit Connect van as of 11/12/2021.
    • 10/20/2021– Ford announced it was closing the order bank for the 2022 Maverick Hybrid as of 10/22/2021.
    • 10/15/2021– Ford announced that the 2023MY Econoline and Medium Duty Truck Order Bank open dates have been moved to a TBD status until further notice.
    • 9/30/2021– Ford announced it will halt production of the Transit Van for the week of 10/4 at its Kansas City Assembly Plant.
    • 9/10/2021: Ford announced that the truck side of its Kansas City Assembly Plant, where the F-150 pickup is built, will remain down through the week of Sept. 13th.
    • 9/1/2021- Ford announced that the truck side of its Kansas City Assembly Plant, where the F-150 pickup is built, will remain down the week of Sept. 6th. 
    • 8/27/2021- Ford announced it was delaying the opening of the 2022 Transit order banks until 9/10/2021 due to the microchip shortage.
      • Ford also stated that their Oakville Assembly Plant as well as their Kansas City plant will be idle for the week of 8/30.
        • Impacted models include the F-150, Edge and Lincoln Nautilus.
    • 8/9/2021– Due to significantly high demand for the 22MY Super Duty, the commercial order bank will close this Friday, August 13, 2021. Be advised that even though Ford has published/forecasted these dates, an unexpected surge in volume could prompt the timing and dates to change without notice.
    • 6/30/2021 – Ford announced they are prioritizing building customers’ vehicles that were assembled without certain parts due to the industry-wide semiconductor shortage. To do so, they will change some production plans at some plants in North America.
      • Notable Production Plant changes:
        • Chicago Assembly Plant will be down the weeks of July 5, 12, 19 and 26. The plant builds the Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility and Lincoln Aviator.
        • The F-150 line at Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri will be down the weeks of July 12 and 19. The plant’s Transit line will be down the week of July 19.
        • Kentucky Truck Plant will be down the week of July 12 and will run two shifts the weeks of July 19, 26 and August 2. The plant builds Ford F-250–F-550 Super Duty Trucks, Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator.
          • This will extend lead times on impacted models mentioned above.
    • 6/11/2021 – Ford announced that they have pushed back the Factory Final Order Due Date of the 2021 Escape to 7/30/2021
    • 6/4/2021 – Ford announced that they have moved up the Factory Final Order Due Date of the 2021 Escape to 6/25/2021.
    • 5/21/2021 – Ford moved up the Final Order Due Date for the 21MY F-150 to this Friday, 5/28/2021. Please be sure to alert your clients and place your final orders as early as possible, or no later than 12:00 PM tomorrow, May 26th.
    • 5/19/2021 – Both of Ford’s F 150 plants (Dearborn and Kansas City) will be idled an additional 2 weeks( the weeks of May 31 and June 7). They will also operate on a reduced schedule the week of June 14th. Ford’s Oakville Assembly Complex in Canada, which makes the Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus, will be down the week of May 31 through the week of June 21.
    • 5/14/2021 – Ford announced the Final order due dates for a few of their 21MY vehicles; notably the F150 Pickup truck( 6/4/2021). The Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky where the Escape and Corsair are manufactured will be down the week of May 24th.
    • 5/5/2021 – Ford announced that it will be extending downtime at key assembly plants because of the ongoing chip shortage. Notably, Michigan, Flat Rock, Kansas City and the Chicago Assembly plants will be down through the week of May 24th.
      • Impacted vehicles include the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator SUVs, Ford Mustang , F-150, and Transit van.
  • GM:
    • 12/27/2021– All production plants will be idle for the week of 12/27/2021 for winter break. Most 22MY models will resume production the week of 1/3/2022.
    • 12/17/2021– GM announced additional plant down time through late February 2022 for the Chevrolet Bolt/ Bolt EUV.
    • 12/14/2021– Gm logistics announced they are having railcar supply issues picking up at FT Wayne and Wentzville plants: implementing rail to truck diversions to minimize delivery delays.
      • The Wentzville plant builds the Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon pickup truck and the Chevy Express/GMC Savana Vans.
      • The Ft. Wayne plant builds the Chevy Silverado 1500 LD/GMC Sierra 1500 LD Trucks.
    • 12/3/2021- GM announced additional plant down time through mid to late January 2022 for the following models:
          • Chevrolet Bolt/ Bolt EUV(down through the week of 1/24)
          • Buick Enclave/Chevrolet Traverse( down the weeks of 1/3, 1/10 and 1/17)
          • Chevrolet Express /GMC Savana Vans(all trims) (down the weeks of 12/6 through 1/17)
          • Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon(down the weeks of 12/6 through 1/17)
    • 11/12/2021– GM announced that they will temporarily stop offering heated seats, one of the most popular options among vehicle buyers, in many of its crossovers and all but the top-end trims of its full-size pickups due to the microchip shortage.
        • GM exploring ways to potentially retrofit vehicles with some of these features once parts become available.
    • 11/9/2021– Announced the Order bank open date for the 2022 Silverado 1500 MCM has been delayed until 12/2/2021.
      • ETA for the order guide release is also 12/2/2021
        • Will work with AutoData to expedite upload of data into PriceNet
        • Upload of data usually takes 7-10 days
    • 11/8/2021- Announced the final order due date of 11/18/2021 for the following models:
          • 22MY Chevrolet Colorado
          • 22MY GMC Terrain
        • The Final order due date for the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV is 12/9/2021.
        • Orion Assembly( Bolt EV/Bolt EUV) will idle from 11/15/2021 to 12/3/2021. Production is slated to resume Dec. 6th.
    • 10/25/2021– Silao Assembly( Silverado 1500/Sierra 1500 LD Truck) will be down the week of 10/25.
    • 10/22/2021– GM announced all orders for the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD and 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 LD must be received by GM by 10/28/2021.·       These are Controlled Allocation orders.
    • 10/15/2021-  GM added downtime at the following Assembly Plants:
      • Orion Assembly( Bolt/ Bolt EUV) will take additional downtime through the week of Oct. 25th, as a result of a battery pack shortage related to the recently announced safety recall. 
      • Ramos Assembly( Equinox) will remain down through the week of November 15th.
    • 10/13/2021 – GM announced they will be closing the order bank for the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse and 2022 GMC Terrain today, October 14th.
    • 10/11/2021- GM expects to resume production on November 1st at the following Car and small SUV/crossover plants:
      • Fairfax Assembly(Chevrolet Malibu).
      • San Luis Potosi Assembly (Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain).
      • CAMI Assembly (Chevrolet Equinox).
    • 10/6/2021 – GM announced the immediate order cut off of the following models:·       Cadillac XT4 (all models)·       Cadillac CT4 (all models)·       Chevrolet Malibu (all models)·       Chevrolet Equinox (all models)·       Chevrolet Spark (all models)·       Chevrolet Trax (all models)·       GMC Acadia (all models)
    • 9/30/2021- GM added downtime at the following Assembly Plants
      • Ramos, Mexico, Assembly (Chevrolet Blazer and Equinox) will take an additional two weeks of downtime for Chevrolet Blazer production through the week of Oct. 11.
      • GM’s Bupyeong 1 Assembly plant in Korea (Chevrolet Trailblazer and Buick Encore GX for the U.S. market) will take downtime the weeks of Oct. 4 and Oct. 11.
    • 9/16/2021– GM added downtime at Car and small SUV/crossover plants due to chip shortage.
      • Notable Production Plant changes:
      • Fairfax Assembly (Malibu) in Missouri will extend downtime through the week of Oct. 25th.
      • San Luis Potosi Assembly, Ramos Assembly (Mexico) and CAMI Assembly (Canada) will add an additional two weeks of downtime (thru Oct. 11th).
      • Impacts production of Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain
      • Orion Assembly( Bolt/ Bolt EUV) will take additional downtime through the week of Oct. 11th, as a result of a battery pack shortage related to the recently announced safety recall.
      • GM plans to send battery module replacements to dealers in mid-October and launch its diagnostic software, installed by dealers, in the next 60 days.
    • 9/16/2021– GM added downtime at Car and small SUV/crossover plants due to chip shortage.
      • Notable Production Plant changes:
        • Fairfax Assembly (Malibu) in Missouri will extend downtime through the week of Oct. 25th.
        • Lansing Delta Township Assembly( Chevy Traverse/ Buick Enclave) in Michigan will add an additional week of downtime the week of Sept. 27th
        • San Luis Potosi Assembly, Ramos Assembly (Mexico) and CAMI Assembly (Canada) will add an additional two weeks of downtime (thru Oct. 11th).
          • Impacts production of Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain
        • Orion Assembly( Bolt/ Bolt EUV) will take additional downtime through the week of Oct. 11th, as a result of a battery pack shortage related to the recently announced safety recall.
          • GM plans to send battery module replacements to dealers in mid-October and launch its diagnostic software, installed by dealers, in the next 60 days.
        • Ramos Assembly(Mexico) will take an additional week of downtime for Chevrolet Blazer production through the week of Sept. 27th
    • 9/9/2021: GM added downtime at Van and Midsize Pickup, small SUV plants due to chip shortage.
      • Notable Production Plant changes:
        • Wentzville Assembly (Express/Savana Van and Colorado/Canyon midsize truck) in Missouri will add an additional week of downtime the week of Sept. 20th.
    • 9/2/2021- GM added downtime at Van and Light Duty Pickup, small SUV plants due to chip shortage.
      Notable Production Plant changes:

      • Fort Wayne Assembly (Silverado/Sierra LD) in Indiana and Silao Assembly (Silverado/Sierra LD) in Mexico will take downtime the week of Sept. 6.
        Wentzville Assembly (Express Van in Missouri will take downtime the weeks of Sept. 6 and Sept. 13.
        San Luis Potosi Assembly (Mexico) and CAMI Assembly (Canada) will add an additional two weeks of downtime (thru 9/27).
      • Impacts production of Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain
    • 8/20/2021- GM announced additional plant downtime for crossover SUV plants.
      • Impacts production of Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain (expected to resume production on 9/20).
        • GM is conducting a recall of Bolt EVs (2017-2022) and Bolt EUVs (2022) to address the risk of battery fires in these vehicles.
    • 8/10/2021– GM announced the Order Bank open date for the following models has been pushed back due to the impact of the microchip shortage:
      • 2022MY Model lines that will be part of GM’s controlled allocation process
        • 2022MY Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon (all models): Order Bank Open Date has been delayed until 8/19
        • 2022MY Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana Van (all models): Order Bank Open Date has been delayed until 9/2
        • 2022MY Chevrolet Silverado/ GMC Sierra (Heavy Duty configurations): Order Bank Open Date has been delayed until 8/19
        • 2022MY Chevrolet Silverado/ GMC Sierra (Light Duty configurations): Order Bank Open Date has been delayed until 9/2
        • 2022MY Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon (all models): Order Bank Open Date has been delayed until 8/19
        • 2022MY Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL ( all models): Order Bank Open Date has been delayed until 8/19
        • 2022MY Cadillac Escalade/Escalade ESV(all models): Order Bank Open Date has been delayed until 8/19
          • These dates are subject to change due to the fluidity of the current environment
    • GM added downtime at Heavy and Light Duty Pickup, small SUV plants due to chip shortage.
      • Notable Production Plant changes:
        • San Luis Potosi Assembly (Mexico) and CAMI Assembly (Canada) will add an additional two weeks of downtime (weeks of August 23rd and August 30th).
          Impacts production of Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain
        • Flint Assembly (Michigan), Silao Assembly (Mexico) and Ft. Wayne Assembly (Indiana) will all take downtime for the week of August 9th.
          • Impacts production of  Light and Heavy duty Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks
      • 7/28/2021 – GM to restart pickup truck output as scheduled on 8/2/2021; adds downtime at crossover, sedan plants due to chip shortage.
        • Notable Production Plant changes:
          • San Luis Potosi Assembly: The plant in Mexico will add three extra weeks of downtime and is now scheduled to resume manufacturing Aug. 23rd. The plant has been down since July 19. It builds the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain.
      • 7/28/2021 – GM to restart pickup truck output as scheduled on 8/2/2021; adds downtime at crossover, sedan plants due to chip shortage.
        • Notable Production Plant changes:
          • San Luis Potosi Assembly: The plant in Mexico will add three extra weeks of downtime and is now scheduled to resume manufacturing Aug. 23rd. The plant has been down since July 19. It builds the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain.
      • 6/17/2021 – GM announced the Order Bank open date for the following models has been pushed back from 7/1 to 8/12 as the allocation amounts have not been finalized by GM.
          • 2022MY Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon (all models)
          • 2022MY Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana Van (all models)
          • 2022MY Chevrolet Silverado/ GMC Sierra ( all Light Duty/Heavy Duty configurations)
          • 2022MY Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon ( all models)
          • 2022MY Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL ( all models)
          • 2022MY Cadillac Escalade/Escalade ESV(all models)
        • GM also extended the downtime at a few of their manufacturing plants due to the microchip shortage
            • This will extend lead times on impacted models; notably the Chevrolet Malibu and Equinox
      • 5/10/2021 – GM announced that the SJP(San Luis Potosí) plant( Equinox/Trax/ GMC Terrain) will be down the weeks of 5/17 and 5/24. The Ramos plant( Blazer) will be down through the week of 5/24. Expect extended order to delivery times.
      • 5/6/2021 – GM announced it will have extended downtime at plants in Fairfax, KS through 7/5/21 and CAMI through 6/28/21. The Lansing Grand River plant will be down through 6/28/21.In addition, GM has idled its Gravatai plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in April and May. Models impacted include:
        • Cadillac CT4, CT5, XT4, XT5 and XT6
        • Chevrolet Equinox, Malibu and Camaro
        • GMC Acadia
    • MERCEDES BENZ: 
      • 10/27/2021- Mercedes Benz will NOT be accepting any more orders for the 2022MY Sprinter or Metris Van effective immediately.
    • NISSAN:
      • 10/13/2021 – Nissan USA Fleet has announced order cutoff on all MY22 Nissan and Infiniti models for ordering, effective Thursday, October, 21st.
      • 8/10/2021– Nissan announced it will close their Smyrna, TN plant from 8/18 until 8/30 due to the microchip shortage.
        • Impacts production of 6 models, including the Pathfinder, Leaf and Rogue.
    • Stellantis:
      • 12/27/2021- Some plants will be up and running during the holiday break to make up for lost production. Notably, the Mack Assembly Plant in Detroit, home of the three-row and two-row Jeep Grand Cherokee; Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, which makes the Ram pickup trucks; and Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio, which produces the Jeep Wrangler SUV and Gladiator truck.
      • 12/3/2021- Stellantis announced it was closing the order bank for the 22MY Dodge Durango effective 12/8/2021.
      •  11/17/2021– Due to unprecedented demand, Stellantis Fleet  announced the following models have a Final Order date of Monday, November 22,2021:
        • 22MY Jeep Wrangler(JL)
        • 22MY Jeep Gladiator(JT)
        • 22MY Jeep Grand Cherokee(WK)
        • 22MY Chrysler Pacifica(RU)
      • 11/10/2021- Announced the Final order due date for the 2022 RAM 3500 Chassis Cab is 11/15/2021.
      • 11/3/2021- Announced the final order due date of 11/8/2021for the following models:
          • 22MY Ram 4500/5500 (DP)
          • 22MY Ram 1500 (DT)
            • Tradesman Model already built out.
      • 10/6/2021– The Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois that builds the Jeep Cherokee will be down for the rest of the October because of the ongoing chip shortage.
      • 8/30/2021– Announced it is idling production at its Ontario Minivan plant for 2 weeks due to the microchip shortage
        • Impacted models include the Grand Caravan, Pacifica/Pacifica Hybrid and the Voyager.
      • 8/30/2021- Announced it is idling production at its Ontario Minivan plant for 2 weeks due to the microchip shortage.
        • Impacted models include the Grand Caravan, Pacifica/Pacifica Hybrid and the Voyager.
      • 8/20/2021- Delayed the Order Bank open date to 9/9/2021 for several 2022 models; notably most of their JEEP lineup and some RAM 1500 models due to the microchip shortage.
      • 6/14/2021 – Delayed the Order Bank open date for several 2022 models; notably most of their JEEP lineup(now 7/12/2021) and the RAM Promaster and Promaster City(TBD).
      • 5/19/2021 -The Warren plant which produces the RAM 1500 Classic will be idle through the end of May. The Jeep Compass plant in Toluca, Mexico is also down through May 31st.
        • With these production delays, expect longer order to delivery times to impact our clients.
      • 5/7/2021 – Stellantis has lengthened the shutdowns of its Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler minivan plants through Memorial Day because of the global semiconductor shortage. Expect extended order to delivery times.
    • SUBARU:
      • 11/19/2021- Subaru of America announced that as of 11/19/2021, they will no longer be accepting Commercial Fleet orders for their 22MY lineup.
      • 6/23/2021 – All Subaru orders placed on or after July 1, 2021 will include an additional $75 charge on the vehicle invoice under the caption “Supply Chain Hardship”. This pass through charge is intended to cover cost increases due to the microchip shortage and will be temporary as Subaru intends to remove this charge once supply chain issues are alleviated.
    • Toyota:
      • 9/10/2021Toyota cuts production output due to shortage of chips, parts.
      • 8/19/2021- Toyota announced they will cut global production by 40% in September due to the microchip shortage. The following models will be restricted to approved customer orders only:
        • Highlander and Highlander Hybrid
        • Rav4 and Rav4 Hybrid
        • Sienna
        • Tacoma
          • All other models are currently open for ordering, but subject to change at any time based on production capability.
      • 8/2/2021– Toyota will discontinue production of their Avalon sedan following the 2022 model year.
      • 6/11/2021 – Multiple 2022 Toyota models have limited availability or will be allocation based and require pre approval to order.
      • 6/2/2021 -Toyota announced that they have moved up the Factory Final Order Due Date of the 2021 Tundra to 6/10/2021.
      • 5/11/201 – Toyota announced order cutoff due to the microchip shortage for the following MY21 vehicles: Highlander Hybrid, Sequoia, Sienna. When the order bank opens for the 2022 Highlander Hybrid in July, there will be limits on the number of vehicles that can be ordered. Toyota will provide further details on this subject in the coming weeks.
    • VOLVO:
      • 1/5/2022 Volvo USA has announced that due to the current issues with supply chain impacting the industry, they will be closing the order banks for all 22MY models on 1/1/2022. Volvo’s  current plan is to open MY23 order bank sometime between end of March/mid-April
      • 12/22/2021- Volvo USA announced it was closing the order bank for all of their 22MY lineup due to the impact of Supply Chain issues on the industry. They are expecting to open the order bank for the 23MY sometime in late March/early April 2022.
    • Volkswagen:
      • 6/29/2021 – Volkswagen of America Fleet Sales announced the Final Order Due Date for the 2021 Jetta and  2021 Arteon has been moved up to 7/2/2021.
      • 4/27/2021 – Volkswagen announced that MY21 Jetta & MY21.5 Atlas are experiencing production delays due to the global microchip shortage. Please expect order to delivery times to be approximately 20-22 weeks.
    • Smyrna Truck and Cargo:
      • 8/1/2021 – Smyrna Truck has announced a surcharge for all product delivered after August 6,2021. Please review the surcharge listing below:
      • 8% Van Bodies
      • 12% Flatbeds, Service & Dump Bodies
      • 7/1/2021 – Smyrna Truck has announced a surcharge for all product delivered after July 5, 2021. Please review the surcharge listing below.
      • 6% Van Bodies
      • 9% Flatbeds, Service & Dump Bodies

So far, most upfitters haven’t felt a huge hit by the OEM factories closing, but companies should start adjusting their upfit strategies now before supply chain shortages catch up to upfitters. Check out ARI’s blog on steps you can take to adjust your upfit strategy to roll with the punches. Read the blog.

Last Updated: January 19th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EST

  • 3 Custom Solutions: Business is operating as normal, and they have implemented relative directives from the CDC and applicable health agencies.
  • Action Car and Truck. The business is operating as normal, and they have implemented precautions recommended by national, provincial, and municipal health authorities.
  • Adrian Steel / Adrian Road Redi: Adrian Steel facilities are operating.
  • Advertising Vehicles. Employees are working remotely. There are possible delays with the delivery of vinyl.
  • Altec: Altec production facilities are operating with regularly scheduled operations. Most office employees are working remotely.
  • AM Haire: Business is operating as normal. The company has implemented shift and work-schedule changes to support social distancing. Remote work arrangements are in place for Sales and Admin support and those programs will maintain adequate support for their clients and partners.
  • American Midwest Fleet: The company has limited operations due to a lack of local installers being available. Installations that have been already scheduled will be rescheduled for late April. If an appointment has not been scheduled, they will try to do so as soon as they resume normal operations. They are not shipping any product at this time.
  • ARE: Limited operations due to availability of local installers. Lead times have changed due to the pandemic.
  • Associated Graphics (AGI): Business operating as normal.
  • AutoTrim (Canada): Their office is open but they have limited onsite personnel.
  • Auto Truck Group: All Auto Truck production facilities are operating.
  • Boss Industries: Business is operating as normal.
  • Brown Industries: Business is operating as normal. They have implemented changes to their work schedule to support social distancing and are deep cleaning their facilities.
  • Canfield Equipment Service: Canfield’s production operations have resumed at its facilities in Warren, Michigan and Dundalk, Maryland but they no longer have the capability to receive or ship vehicles and parts from suppliers. Sales and support staff working remotely.
  • Cap-It Truck Accessories: Sales and service department are open, but store hours may vary.
  • Cargo Ease: Operations have resumed, but orders are being produced on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Crown Forklifts: Crown is open and complying with public health guidance. They have implemented new health and safety measures to help check the spread of COVID-19.
  • Curry Supply: The company plans to remain open and operate fully within the guidelines of state mandates.
  • Dejana. Dejana facilities are operational.
  • Delivery Concepts: Production has resumed.
  • Demountable Concepts:  Business as usual. Their sales and service staff are working remotely, and they have taken steps to reduce the amount of interaction that occurs on the production floor by social distancing. They have established and implemented communication procedures for employees and managers to deal with circumstances.
  • Derive. Business is operating but all travel has been halted.
  • Designer Decal: Operations have been suspended indefinitely.
  • Drive Products (GW Anglin, Voth, Del Divisions): Business is operating as normal, and they have implemented additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures throughout their facilities.
  • Driverge Vehicle Innovations: The business is operating as normal, and they have implemented relevant directives from the CDC and other health agencies.
  • Doggett Machinery Services: Business is operating as normal. They have implemented social distancing practices in workplaces as well as additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures in their facilities.
  • Eco Vehicle Systems: The company has resumed production and is operating at 100% capacity.
  • ETI (Equipment Technology inc.): Their plant in Oklahoma City restarted production and is operating at 90% capacity.
  • Expertec: Business operating as normal and they are using virtual technology to meet with customers or suppliers as much as reasonably possible. They have also implemented additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures throughout their facilities.
  • Farmbro: Plants are operating to provide essential services only, and most office staff is working from home.
  • Great Dane Trailers: The plans in Danville and Elysburg, Pennsylvania, are closed due to government mandates. The branch in Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania, is open for business because it provides a critical service to the transportation industry.
  • Highway Products: The business is operating as normal while instituting new policies to better ensure the health and safety of employees.
  • John Deere Construction & Forestry: Business is operating as normal.
  • Knapheide: Knapheide is operational and using a rotating work schedule due to a drop in chassis production.
  • Leavitt Machinery: The business is operating as normal, and they have implemented relevant directives from the CDC and other health agencies.
  • Legend Fleet Solutions. Business is operating as normal, and the company has implemented additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures. They report no issues with current or future orders.
  • Leyman Liftgates: Business as usual.
  • Lift Bodies, Inc. Lift Bodies is currently working four days a week and will be temporarily closed on Fridays.
  • Link Belt Cranes: Business is operating as normal.
  • MAACO: Business is operating as normal. They have implemented additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures throughout the facilities.
  • Manning Equipment: Manning Equipment has resumed operations.
  • MARCOM: Business is operating as normal, and they are delivering products at no charge. They have implemented internal changes such as social distancing practices and nightly cleaning of facilities.
  • Masterack. Masterack’s operational facilities have reopened.
  • Mickey Truck Bodies: Mickey has announced that all Mickey Truck Bodies manufacturing plants, Fleet Service Centers, and offices will be closed on Fridays until further notice.
  • Midway. Business is operating as normal.
  • Mobility Works: The business is operating as normal, and they have implemented relevant directives from the CDC and other health agencies. They are offering free delivery within the continental US and virtual appointments for commercial accessible vehicle customers.
  • Monroe Truck Equipment. Business is operating as normal. They have implemented social distancing guidelines, nightly cleanings of facilities, and rules to adhere to all health and safety mandates.
  • Morgan Corp (North America): All of Morgan’s plants are operational, and office personnel are working remotely.
  • Morgan Olson: Operations have resumed but at a slightly reduced capacity. They do have a few supplier concerns due to the pandemic, and their team is monitoring the situation daily.
  • Northland Equipment Company: Business is operating as normal. They are taking precautions by limiting exposure when dropping off vehicles.
  • Palfinger: Palfinger is operating as normal. They have implemented social distancing practices, nightly cleanings of facilities, and all national health and safety mandates.
  • Prime Design: Prime Design( roof rack/ladder rack manufacturer)  will be implementing a 6% pricing adjustment on all products within the Prime Design portfolio with an effective date of September 20, 2021.  Orders placed prior to September 20th will be honored at the current pricing levels provided they ship on or before October 20th and are in normal order quantities.
  • Reading: Reading Truck Body manufacturing will be closed from June 1 to June 12 due to issues with the supply chain and nationwide stay-at-home orders. Truck Equipment locations will operate in June on a location-by-location basis
  • Sabre Equipment: Sabre Equipment is operating as normal.
  • Safe Fleet (Prime Design): Business is operating to meet customer needs. They are encouraging social distancing practices in the workplace.
  • Signature Graphics. The company is using staggered shifts to conduct business.
  • Signature Truck: Business is operating as normal. They are taking measures for swing shift work, which will have complete coverage and should not affect their output of trucks for customers.
  • Simmons Rockwell: The company’s commercial and fleet vehicle sales office is closed until further notice.
  • Sliding Systems: The company is open with limited hours, but their dispatch yard is open. They need 24 hours advanced notice for pickups.
  • Stellar Industries: Stellar Industries is limited visitors into their facilities and limited travel for employees. They are maintaining without delay.
  • Sterling: Business is operating as normal, but they have closed their showroom to the public.
  • Supreme (Wabash National): The company’s upfitting business is running at 50% capacity, and they are evaluating their build schedule based on expected chassis and parts arrivals.
  • TAG / LEER: Production facilities in California are temporarily closed.
  • Time Manufacturing / Vesalift: The company is open for business while most support employees are working from home.
  • Toyotalift. Business is operating as normal.
  • Transit Truck: The company’s factory and administrative offices are currently closed. Service, sales, and parts departments are offering limited service.
  • Transport Graphics: The company is operating as normal.
  • Utilimaster: The facilities in Ephrata, Pennsylvania and Saltillo, Mexico are closed until further notice. All other facilities are open. The upfit sales and sales support teams have limited staff.
  • Vomela. The business is currently operating as normal and contingency plans are in place in the event that something changes.
  • Warner Truck Bodies. Warner Truck Bodies is operating.
  • Warren Install. Business is operating as normal, and contingency plans are in place in the event that something changes.
  • Westport Fuel Systems. The company’s production and manufacturing facilities in Italy fully resumed operations on May 4.
  • Zoresco: Zoresco is closed until further notice.The following locations are able to receive deliveries from 8 AM to 2 PM daily: Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania; Oakwood Village, Ohio; and Monroe, Ohio.

Last Updated: January 19th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EST

Please note that since some states have shut down non-essential businesses, dealerships for vehicle sales will be impacted. This will impede ARI’s ability to purchase, license and deliver vehicles in these states.

United States

Dealerships have now reopened in all 50 states, but some dealerships may be closed or running on reduced hours. ARI recommends contacting them directly to confirm their status.

Subaru has temporarily closed their dealerships in New Mexico.

Canada

Dealerships remain open in all Canadian Provinces, although some dealership groups have closed. The best course of action is to contact the dealerships directly to confirm their current status. Many Service Ontario offices are closed until further notice.

Last Updated: January 19th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EST

  • Liberty Kenworth– 4/20/2021: Kenworth is employing a “partial build” tactic to their production to enable them to continue builds and parking trucks to have the microchips installed at a later date. Scheduling for Medium Duty units is currently at Sept 2021( August 2021 for the Cab over model) . Heavy Duty unit scheduling is currently at January 2022.
  • DTNA- 10/12/2021 – DTNA announced they will be assessing a $300 per truck non-discountable surcharge to all models/brands for all 2023MY vehicles due to supply chain constraints caused by the pandemic.
    • The aforementioned supply chain constraints will result in a schedule roll of up to 4-8 weeks of 4th quarter calendar year 2021 production volume (depending on model) into the first quarter of calendar year 2022.
      • Any trucks that have their production delayed until Q1 2022 will not be assessed the $300 surcharge mentioned above.
  • 6/3/2021- DTNA announced a shortage of LED lights for the Freightliner Cascadia from 6/7 through the week of 7/26. If you have customers with builds during this time that would accept halogen headlights please submit a Truck Change Order request as soon as possible for 312-043: Integral headlight/marker assembly. Once the shortage for LED headlights is met, no further order changes will be accepted due to supply limitations also in effect for the halogen headlight.
    • 4/13/2021: Freightliner production never really paused at either plant, but was reduced significantly, based on limited allocation of microchips.
    • Models affected: 2022 M2 106, M2 112, 108SD and 114SD
    • Currently, a firm production schedule exists through mid-June.
    • DTNA will advance their production schedule on a weekly basis, with end of April the new target date for a firm schedule for the remainder of 2021 builds.
    • Average production delay so far has been 5-6 weeks, versus originally communicated 3 ½ months.
    • DTNA still confident all ordered trucks will be built in 2021 Calendar Year.
    • Cancellation policy reverted back to “normal” i.e. 90 days prior to revised production date.
    • New orders are still not being accepted at this time.
      • Expect allocation once the order banks re-open; possibly end of April.
  • Supreme- 4/15/2021: Will no longer accept orders or quotes for the following vehicles due to material shortages created by the pandemic.
    • Dry Freight Vans/ Iner-City/ Spartan Bodies
    • This hold will last until 6/1/2021 or until materials become available.
    • Anything currently on order will be built, however delays may exist on a case-by-case basis. Supreme is working with us to determine impact.

Our network of transporters is fully operational and accepting new assignments.

Last Updated: January 19th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EST

  • AAA: AAA is unable to perform any deliveries with tag and title due to DMV closures, but they are able to pick up and deliver vehicles without them. They are monitoring the situation with DMVs.
  • Acertus: Acertus is reporting some constraints in transportation capacity and disruptions in service due to DMV closures. However, they say that the disruption has been contained and their transportation network is active.
  • American Transportation Company: They remain open for business. Drivers are taking extra precautions by sanitizing all high-touch surfaces on vehicles. Delays are likely due to shutdowns at state and local levels effecting licensing and titling.
  • Auto Driveaway: Auto Driveaway remains open for business, and they are able to issue temporary tags on any weight vehicle. If customers have vehicles in excess of 26,000 lbs, they can issue a 30-day Virginia temporary tag, which is extended for an additional 60 days with the DMV grace period in that state. Drivers are taking extra precautions by sanitizing all high-touch surfaces on vehicles. Delays are likely due to shutdowns at state and local levels, effecting licensing and titling.
  • Cassens Transport. Cassens is operating but on a very limited scale. The terminal in Belvidere, Illinois is temporarily shutting down on April 6 until further notice.
  • IMT Logistics. IMT reports that the only service disruptions that are experiencing are due to DMV closures.
  • MAMO: Remains open for business, but they have stopped pickups and deliveries in the five New York boroughs.  They are seeing delays in licensing due to DMV shutdowns. They are actively tracking all deliveries that were done without plates due to DMV closures, and they are monitoring all states to see when they reopen so they can get hard plates in customer hands as quickly as possible.
  • PARS: PARS remains operational with all office staff telecommuting. All states have begun opening in some capacity. However, many businesses including storage facilities and detail ships, as well as motor vehicle departments, remain closed for operating on a limited schedule creating the potential for case-by-case delays. PARS is monitoring orders previously on hold due to closures or restrictions. They are emailing customers as circumstances change.
  • Ready Logistics: Most states view transportation as an essential business, but there are restrictions in certain jurisdictions.
  • TSOA: Remains open for business and are currently working on a continuity plan. They have not encountered any high degree occurrences that would terminate their abilities to pursue deliveries in a timely manner. They are unable to issue temporary tags in Georgia, Massachusetts, Georgia, Hawaii, Texas, and Washington DC.

Automotive maintenance is an essential business, so many facilities are open but dealing with issues sourcing OEM parts. If you are wondering about how to tackle repairs and maintenance during the pandemic, read our blog on things to consider and strategies you can implement. Read the blog.

Last Updated: January 19th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EST

Our vendor network is functioning. Some local vendors have implemented their business continuity plans and are operating with reduced hours. Some collision repair and glass replacement vendors are reporting issues with sourcing OEM parts as a result of plant and dealer closures. The disruption has not been a major challenge yet, but we expect it to create more of an impact as the shutdowns continue.

  • Belron: Belron is impacted by the governments of Quebec and Ontario imposing restrictions on business providing essential services. As a result of these restrictions and decreased volume, Belron is operating a limited network of service centres. Please visit their website for a current list of available locations.
  • Big O Tires: All locations are open for business.
  • Bridgestone: Bridgestone reopened commercial tire plants April 13 and consumer tire production has resumed.
  • CARSTAR: Most locations are working reduced schedules.
  • Firestone Bridgestone: Has closed two stores in South Carolina and one in Louisiana, and all other locations are now closing at 4:00 or 5:00 pm daily. They are beginning to implement curbside, no-contact service
  • Goodyear: Good year has extended their production shutdown indefinitely due to OEMs shutting production and dealerships closing or operating with less staff. They anticipate that current inventory levels will support the significantly diminished demand. Goodyear service centers are operating 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.Goodyear is also offering free DOT inspections to help keep fleets on the road.
  • Honk: Continues to be fully operational, but stranded drivers are no longer permitted to ride with tow truck drivers.
  • Kal Tire: Kal Tire is providing service to light-duty fleet vehicles and commercial trucks at all locations by appointment only. They are only “emergency only” work on non-essential personal vehicles / retail sales at a select number of locations, which have limited operating hours.
  • MAACO: Most locations are working reduced schedules.
  • Meineke: Most locations are working reduced schedules.
  • Michelin: Has also announced plant closures but said that current inventory levels will support demand. The are dedicating part of their production capabilities to manufacturing PPE masks and ventilators.
  • Midas: All locations are open for business.
  • Mr. Tire: Locations are closed on Saturdays.
  • NTB: All locations are open for business.
  • PACCAR: Continues to produce parts. Customers are not able to buy in bulk, but service centers are fully operational.
  • Pep Boys: Is reducing store hours nationwide.
  • Road America: Is asking drivers to request an Uber or Lyft in lieu of riding along in the tow truck.
  • Road Canada: Is asking drivers to request an Uber or Lyft in lieu of riding along in the tow truck.
  • Safelite: Safelite has lowered its vehicle cleaning fee to $15 from $25. Effective April 15, Safelite is charging a fee to conduct a thorough pre- and post-service disinfection to every surface a technician comes in contact with or near. This includes, but is not limited to: keys/key fob, door handles, steering wheel, hear shift, and dashboard.  Their plan is to include this fee for the next six months and then reevaluate the need moving forward.In addition, Safelite has already implemented several other precautionary measures with technicians. They have been directed to smile and provide a thumbs-up rather than offer a handshake, waive the electronic signature for pre-inspection and service completion, and minimize the vehicle touchpoints during their service and provide the option for a customer contact-free experience. Per recommendation of the CDC, all customer-facing associates will wear a face covering, as well as be trained on cleaning the coverings following wear.
  • Take 5: Most locations are working reduced schedule where they are open 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, normal Saturday hours, and are closed on Sundays.
  • Tire Barn: Locations are closed on Saturdays.
  • Tire Kingdom: All locations are open for business.
  • Tire Warehouse: Locations are closed on Saturdays.
  • Uniban: Uniban has announced that it is now offering a mobile glass program in Quebec that includes ADAS calibration.

Last Updated: January 19th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EST

Rental car providers are considered essential businesses and continue to be operational. There has been a significant decrease in demand.

Some providers have closed some locations. They continue to have nationwide coverage, but vehicles may come from a farther distance and take longer to arrive.

Companies should visit rental providers’ websites for an up-to-date lists of locations.

Last Updated: January 19th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EST

Fueling stations remain open and have been exempt from local closure orders. Our fuel card provider remains operational, including their ability to generate fuel cards.

The used vehicle market was disrupted by the pandemic, with prices dropping as much as 18%. Fortunately, the automotive industry has started to stabilize, and we’ve likely seen the worst of the market volatility. In this blog post, ARI’s Director of Remarketing, Chris Clarke, shared his thoughts on the market moving forward. Read the blog.

Last Updated: January 19th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EST

  • ARI Remarketing. ARI does not require our remarketing personnel to be on-site in order to sell our client vehicles. We have been involved in remote selling for several years and are prepared to continue to sell vehicles with limited to no negative impact on sale times and returns. Some auctions have either closed completely or have put a temporary hold on sales and continue to accept new inventory for future sales. ARI is evaluating each auction location on a daily basis and making decisions to either send vehicles to those auctions to be held or diverting to nearby auctions that are open for business. Our overall strategy is to continue to expose inventory to the competitive bidding market and execute sales that balance price and speed of sale based on the new market dynamics. We are leveraging all tools at our disposal including our network of auctions, our industry leading presence on virtual bidding platforms, our proprietary equipment bidding platform and our recently improved employee sale platform.
  • KAR Global: KAR Global is running Simulcast-only sales at most of their U.S. and Canada locations until further notice as the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve. While sales will run at their regularly scheduled times, vehicles will not run through the lanes and dealers will not be allowed on the premises. Bids can be placed online via Simulcast on ADESA.com, ADESA.ca or the ADESA Marketplace app.
  • Kesler Schaffer: Kesler Schaffer auto auction has reopened simulcast sales.
  • Manheim: Manheim Hawaii resumed sales this week via Simulcast. The company is running Simulcast-only sales at most of its U.S. locations following the ongoing public health and safety concerns of COVID-19. Manheim’s physical auction locations and digital channels are operational to service buying and selling needs. During sale day, seller representatives will be allowed to represent their vehicles through online seller tools.

The status of Departments of Motor Vehicles is changing rapidly, and ARI is making every effort to update this listing as quickly as possible. Drivers should contact the website of their local DMV for the latest information.

This section now also contains information on temporary tags.

Last Updated: January 19th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EST

The Licensing & Compliance Team is closely monitoring the outbreak of the Coronavirus and any potential impacts to service for our clients. We will share all updated information via our Pulse page to ensure we all understand the current impact on DMV operations.

The situations impacting DMV operations are changing quickly and we will continue to post updates daily to ensure that we have captured the most up to date information available.

As of January 19th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EST the following are the known adjustments or interruption to service:

  • Alaska –
    • Beginning August 2, 2021 you may now walk in to any DMV for service without an appointment at most of our locations. However, while appointments are no longer required we strongly recommend that you make an appointment for service using our online scheduling tool. Scheduling an appointment will help reduce your DMV wait time and allow us to provide you the highest level of customer service. ** Please note that most transactions can be done online or through the mail and we encourage you to use these methods to save yourself time!
  • Arizona – 
    • As of 8/3/21 – Appointments and walk-in for all DMV locations.
  • Arkansas –
    • As of 6/15/21 – Open- No restrictions.
  • California –
    • As of 6/15/21 – Open – Appointments preferred.
  • Colorado –
    • As of 1/11/22 – Denver County is experiencing a processing delay. Currently processing work received 11/2021.
    • As of 5/4/21 – Some Counties are appointment only, some are fully open and some are partially closed.
  • Delaware – 
    • As of 1/4/2022 – All late fees for vehicle registration and driver license renewals will once again be waived until further notice. Please note: Late fee waivers do not apply to International Registration Plan (IRP) vehicles.
    • As of 1/4/2022 – Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and current and anticipated staffing shortages, customers who require Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) services are strongly encouraged to utilize the myDMV online portal(mydmv.delaware.gov) which offers more than 20 services—including renewal of Delaware Driver License/ID, renewing vehicle registration, and changing one’s home address. The Division is also encouraging exclusive use of drive through services at DMV locations statewide. In an effort to reduce capacity inside the DMV lobbies, a text messaging notification feature will be implemented starting Tuesday, January 4. With this feature, DMV customers will be able to wait in their vehicles until a text message invites them into the lobby when it is their turn to be served.
    • In addition, all late fees for vehicle registration and driver license renewals will once again be waived until further notice. Individuals are encouraged to wait until February if they require in-person renewals. Customers still requiring to visit a DMV facility should expect longer than usual wait times.

 

  • District of Columbia (D.C.) –
    • As of 6/22/2021- DMV to resume walk-in service beginning week of July 19
  • Georgia – 
    • Effective 5/4/2021 –
      • Appointments are required for ROAD SKILLS TEST ONLY. This includes Automobile, Motorcycle, and CDL Road Skills Test
      • Walk-in Customers will be required to schedule an appointment
  • Hawaii – 
    • As of 7/9/2021 – County DMVs are currently accepting appointments and/or walk-ins, and in some cases are offering extended hours to meet demand and help address the backlog of renewals. Walk-in services are available at all offices on Maui, Lānaʻi and Molokaʻi.  Hilo and Kona Driver License Offices are accepting walk-ins for renewals. Those with appointments receive priority. All other offices will remain by appointment only
  • Idaho – 
    • As of 5/4/2021 – All counties are open. Some limited county DMV locations remain open for walk-in only services; some by appointment only. Some counties only state their hours of operation.
  • Illinois – 
    • As of 1/13/2022 – Secretary of State Departments and Driver Services Facilities to Remain Closed an Additional Week due to Continued High Numbers of COVID-19 Cases Statewide – Reopening Jan. 24
    • As of 12/29/2021 – Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases statewide, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is announcing that all Secretary of State Departments will not conduct in-person transactions – including Driver Services facilities – from Jan. 3, 2022, through Jan. 17, 2022. All departments and Driver Services facilities will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
  • Iowa – 
    • As of 5/4/21 – Appointments only for all DMV locations.
  • Kansas –
    • As of 5/4/21 – DMV locations open for walk-in customers, but customers with appointment receive priority.
  • Louisiana –
    • As of 1/4/22 – Due to precautions related to COVID-19, the following OMV locations are temporarily closed:
      • Gonzales – reopening Wednesday, Jan. 5
      • Jennings
      • Livingston
      • Natchitoches
      • Plaquemine
      • Ruston
      • Slidell
      • St. Francisville
      • Tallulah
      • West Monroe
      • Westwego
      • Winnsboro
    • Reopening dates are tentative and will be posted when they become available. Click here to view a complete list of open offices and Public Tag Agents.
    • As of 5/4/21 – Limited services available at select locations 
      • Registrations must be renewed online, as well as other services. Please check the website for all online services at www.expresslane.org
  • Maine –
    • As of 5/4/21 –
      • Offices open for appointment only.
  • Maryland – 
    • As of 1/4/22 – CUSTOMER ALERT: The MDOT MVA Prince Frederick branch office will be closed today due to the Calvert County Courthouse closure.
      • All appointments at the following branches may be impacted throughout the day and affected customers will be contacted: Annapolis, Baltimore City, Bel Air, Beltsville, Columbia, Easton, Essex, Gaithersburg, Glen Burnie, Largo, Kemp Mill, Parkville, Salisbury, Waldorf, Walnut Hill, Westminster, and White Oak.
    • As of 5/4/21–
      • Open for appointment only
  • Massachusetts –
    • As of 9/7/21 – Open for appointment only.
  • Michigan – 
    • Effective as of 5/4/21 – Open for walk-in, but appointments are highly recommended.
  • Mississippi –
    • As of 5/4/21 – No restrictions – Appointment preferred, but walk-ins welcomed.
  • Montana –
    • As of 5/4/21 – Accepting work & walk-ins at all DMV locations.
  • Nebraska –
    • As of 5/4/21 – Multiple county offices are now open and accepting work & walk-ins, with 30 day extensions
  • New Jersey –
    • As of 5/4/21 –
      • Dealer Drop-Off Work Only (follow link to F&Q)
      • Licensing Services – Closed: Bayonne, Delanco, Newark, Toms River
      • Vehicle Centers – Closed: Cherry Hill, Hazlet, Manahawkin
  • New York –
    • As of 1/4/22 – Tuesday, January 4, 2022
      • Otsego County – closed until Monday January 10, 2022
    • As of 7/7/21 – DMV is offering online services, appointment required for In-Person services, and by mail.
  • North Dakota –
    • As of 5/4/21 – Appointment Only, Online Services, and by Mail.
  • Ohio –
    • Extension ended 7/1/2021, no further extension has been granted – All registrations (including temporary tags) expiring between 3/9/2020 and 4/1/2021 are extended until 7/1/2021.
      • Including driver license, CDLs, identification cards, temporary instruction permits, vehicle registrations and vehicle temporary tags
  • Oregon –
    • As of 1/17/22 – Services may be limited in DMV offices due to staffing. This includes customers with appointments and stand-by services. You may have longer wait times or need to return another day. We appreciate your patience during this time.
    • As of 8/16/21 –
    • Online license and ID renewals available for many customers. Renew Here
    • It’s encouraged that customers to do what they can online or through the mail
  • South Carolina –
    • As of 6/1/21 –
      • On June 1, 2021, the SCDMV is transitioning to a walk-in approach to better serve customers’ needs due to the substantial increase in customer volume at branch offices resulting from vaccinations and easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
  • South Dakota –
    • As of 6/1/21 –
      • Open – Online services, via mail, or make an appointment for in-person services
  • Utah –
    • As of 5/4/21 – DMV Office lobbies are open by appointment only.
      • Salt Lake, South Valley, Farmington, Ogden, Provo, and Hurricane
  • Vermont –
    • As of 8/3/21 – Walk-ins are welcomed as time and availability allows, with priority given to those with appointments.
  • Virginia –
    • As of 12/15/21, Wednesday’s are a walk-in day! Walk in for service Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday (in offices with Saturday hours). Appointment-only service is available on Mondays and Fridays.
  • West Virginia –
    • As of 11/16/21 – Appointment only.
  • Wyoming –
    • As of 12/30/21 – Laramie County is experiencing a processing delay. Clerk currently working on paperwork received 11/2/21

As more Departments of Motor Vehicles are reopening across the country, ARI has decided to consolidate information about temporary tags with our daily daily updates to title and registration in the section above.

The Licensing & Compliance Team is closely monitoring the outbreak of the Coronavirus and any potential impacts to service for our clients. We will share all updated information via our Pulse page to ensure we all understand the current impact on DMV operations.

The situations impacting IRP office operations are changing quickly and we will continue to post updates daily to ensure that we have captured the most up to date information available.

As of January 19th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EST the following are the known adjustments or interruption to service:

  • Arkansas
    • No adjustments or interruptions to service at this time.
  • Georgia
    • Extension ended on 6/15/2020, no further extension has been granted. – IRP registrations are extended until June 15, 2020, no further extension has been granted
  • Idaho
    • No adjustments or interruptions to service at this time.
  • Iowa
    • Extension ended on 7/24/2020, no further extension has been granted – IRP credentials will remain valid even if expired and late fees will not be assessed until the declared disaster has ended- declaration currently extends until further notice as of 7/24/2020. See sections 127-129.
    • IRP requirements waived for relief efforts until June 14
    • Carriers can haul 10% over weight
  • Kentucky
    • As of 1/13/2022 – Kentucky is extending the temporary exemption of hours of service, weigh station stops, and IRP registration requirements for vehicles providing vital services and supplies until Feb. 18, 2022.
    • As of 12/13/2021 – Kentucky is temporarily exempting requirements for hours of service, weigh station stops, overweight/over-dimensional vehicles, and IRP registration requirements for vehicles involved in disaster relief due to the recent severe weather and tornadoes. This declaration of emergency shall remain in effect December 14, 2021 until 12:01 AM EST, January 14, 2022.
  • Louisiana 
  • Minnesota
    • No adjustments or interruptions to service at this time.
  • Mississippi
    • Extension ended on 5/31/2020, no further extension has been granted – Apportioned registrations that expire on 4/30/2020 will be extended through 5/31/2020
  • New Hampshire
    • No adjustments or interruptions to service at this time.
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
    • Temporary waiver of hours of service, permits fees for overweight and over-dimensional vehicles, and registration and licensing requirements in response to the pandemic COVID-19 emergency.
  • Oklahoma
    • Extension ended on 6/29/2020, no further extension has been granted – Oklahoma is temporarily suspending the fees for oversize/overweight permits and registration licensing/operating authority requirements for vehicles involved in emergency support efforts  Oklahoma also requests the suspension of enforcement against registrants with expired plates through 6/29/2020
  • South Dakota
    • No adjustments or interruptions to service at this time.
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
    • 90 day grace period on IRP registration renewals.
  • Wisconsin
    • No adjustments or interruptions to service at this time.

Last Updated: January 19th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. EST

The topic of personal use charges and tax implications is an area we’re monitoring closely as the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve. Unfortunately, the IRS has yet to issue any formal update or guidelines regarding any potential changes related to business versus personal use of a company vehicle that cannot be used for business purposes due to the ongoing pandemic.

Given the uncertainty about what may or may not happen, ARI recommends that organizations and drivers should continue to accurately report business/personal mileage in an effort to avoid any potential issues in the future.

ARI will share any guidance or update from the IRS regarding personal versus business use, and will be available to support our clients adjust accordingly and, if need be, apply revisions retroactively. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your ARI representative.

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Please work with ARI and the other Holman companies to read and share resources to help mitigate the risk of COVID-19 in your companies and communities. In addition to your own organizations own instructions for employees, here are useful links to key COVID-19 resources for fleet teams and drivers:

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