Fleet Goes to Washington
NAFA’s annual meeting of its Government Affairs Committee took place last week in Washington, DC. One of the takeaways from guest presentations and conversations of members at the two-day conclave was the extent to which President Trump’s tariffs are negatively impacting fleets.
In Trump Tariffs Hurting Fleets, Jeopardizing Road Safety, we learn that tariffs on steel, aluminum and imported auto parts have resulted in significant hikes in replacement parts and upfitting.
In May, Trump proposed a 25% tariff on imported cars and parts which will either be implemented in November or postponed. The Center for Automotive Research estimates the proposed tariff could raise the average price of a car sold in the U.S. by as much as $4,400!
Speaking of government fleets, we love MSN’s article about NYPD deputy commissioner Robert Martinez and his decision to add the tiny Fortwo smart car to his unique fleet.
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