In the fleet world, when you hear the word allocation, what do you think of? To me, it is almost solely used to refer to obtaining vehicles from a manufacturer. The Oxford-English Dictionary defines allocation as, “An amount of a resource assigned to a particular recipient.”
Unfortunately, in fleet, resources (aka vehicles) aren’t assigned to a “particular recipient” like the dictionary definition suggests. That’s the problem that I want to explore and explain here. Unless you place your vehicle orders early enough, there are no guarantees.