For the past few years, customers purchasing a new F-150 pickup at Marcotte Ford in Holyoke, Mass., have had to wait six to nine months to get their truck due to inventory shortages.
But lately, average wait times have plummeted to more like six to nine weeks. Instead of a few dozen trucks, there are nearly 100 on the lot now.
"We're back to healthier inventory levels of the product that customers want," Mike Marcotte, the dealership's president, told Automotive News. "We have a bigger selection and we're having an easier time swapping with other dealers if we don't have it on the lot."