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Transportation
Chassis Market Update Q4 2022: Production Ramp-Up Should Soon Ease Capacity Issues

By Derek Brennan

This chassis market update provides a brief primer, discusses current developments and notes critical observations that can assist ABLs in better understanding and assisting borrowers who are involved in, or reliant upon, the industry and its resources.

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Transportation
Podcast: Factors Impacting the 2021 Class 8 Truck Market

By Brian Courcier, Steve Katz (host)

Brian Courcier, Senior Vice President of Hilco’s Transportation and Construction Advisory, discusses how factors such as the current semiconductor chip manufacturing shortage and ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, have driven changes in auction practices and impacted the Class 8 truck market.

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Transportation
Class 8 Truck Values Remain Strong Amid Supply Chain Constraints but Warrant Close Lender Monitoring

By Bryan Courcier

In this article we take a look at how factors including the current semiconductor chip manufacturing shortage and COVID-19 restrictions, requiring changes in auction practices, have impacted the Class 8 truck market. We also discuss steps lenders can take in the months ahead to ensure limited portfolio exposure when industry production ultimately catches up with demand.

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Transportation
Podcast: How Hilco's Monetization Engine Drove H19 to the Next Level

By Steve Tanzi, Bryan Courcier, Steve Katz (host)

Steve Tanzi and Bryan Courcier join Steve Katz on the Hilco Global Smarter Perspectives Podcast Series to discuss the trucking industry, specifically Hilco's Acquisition Solution for our provider of Asset Financing in the North American Transportation Industry.

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Chassis Smarter Perspective

Transportation
Intermodal Chassis Market Update - Q2 2021

By Derek Brennan and Brendan Corboy

In this article we deliver a brief overview of the logistics associated with the import and export of containerized freight and provide our observations on the current state of the intermodal chassis market one year after freight traffic reached its lowest level of the ongoing pandemic.

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Transportation
Intermodal Chassis Market Demonstrates Pandemic Period Resilience

By Elbert Choi and Derek Brennan

In this article we take a look at the impact of diminished import/export volumes on the chassis segment of the intermodal industry, how providers and end-users have responded during the current crisis, and the likely path forward for industry recovery over the balance of the last two quarters of this year and into 2021.

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Strong Pre-Pandemic Demand and Continued, Solid U.S. Economic Fundamentals Reveal Likely Recovery Path for Transportation Industry Fleet Assets

Transportation
Underlying Economic Fundamentals Reveal Likely Recovery Path for Transportation Industry Fleet Assets

By Bryan Courcier

In this article we take a chronological look at industry trends leading up to the current pandemic to provide insight into both a recovery timeframe and potential valuation levels for transportation industry fleet assets in their emergence from the current COVID-19 crisis.

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