Ford MY22 Super Duty cut-off & GM controlled order allocation
August 11, 2021
As expected, due to the ongoing microchip shortage, the model year 2022 ordering process, including ordering cut-off, will be different than what the fleet industry is accustomed to. Element is in constant communication with OEMs and committed to providing you the most up to date information. Below are the latest updates from Ford and GM.
Ford MY22 Super Duty cut-off
This week, Ford announced the fleet order bank for Super Duty model year 2022 vehicles will close on August 13. Due to this cut-off, orders must be submitted to Element immediately and they will be entered as will-try with Ford.
GM controlled order allocation
GM is leading conversations with Element clients about controlled fleet ordering allocation for select model year 2022 vehicle lines. Regional GM representatives will receive specific allocation volumes for clients by vehicle line on August 16 and should communicate with you directly.
Given the approach of controlled allocation this year, it is advisable to stay in contact with your GM representative to understand your company’s GM defined allocation and ensure orders are placed within your allocation limit. GM will monitor quantities for compliance and cancel orders without notice if more than the approved volume is submitted.
Order entry begins August 19 for the following vehicle lines:
- 2022MY Full-Size Utilities (Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban, GMC Yukon/Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade/Escalade ESV)
- 2022MY HD Full-Size Pickup Trucks (Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra)
- 2022MY Mid-Size Pickup Trucks (Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon)
Tentatively, order entry begins September 2 for the following vehicle lines:
- 2022MY Full-Size Van (Chevrolet Express & GMC Savana)
- 2022MY LD Full-Size Pickup Truck (Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra)
As we face this challenging ordering season together, Element’s Chad Christensen, Strategic Consulting, shares Three ways to optimize your fleet amidst the microchip shortage.
Element also continues maintaining elementfleet.com/covid19 with additional resources as OEMs assess impacts to assembly. Access Build-out and Start-up Dates for additional ordering cut-off information.
Reminder about what this means for you and your fleet
Given these added pressures, we ask you to carefully consider the risks of placing upfit orders at this time. Element will work with you to weigh the risks of having an order in queue versus the potential for a charge resulting from an OEM’s cancelled order.
Please continue to look for updates from Element on the OEM Parts Shortage webpage.