About Ben Danner

Ben is a research analyst at Mercator supporting the Commercial & Enterprise Payments and Credit practices. Ben is also currently serving as the inquiry analyst.

Optimism Continues for Business Travel

It has been some time since we provided updates on the business travel industry. Since our blog in June[i] of last year, we’ve had another COVID-19 variant of concern (Omicron) and countries around the world have again reinstituted public health measures such as indoor masking and crowd control. What we have not seen is national lockdowns and border closings, which signals governments’ shifting views on COVID-19 as a manageable risk. Recently, the World Health Organization reported that countries with high immunity rates, strong health care infrastructure, and positive epidemiological trends may relax their restrictions.[ii] A number of European countries, [...]

By Ben Danner|2022-03-28T09:44:47-04:00February 8th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Fleet Cards, Fueling 2020 and Beyond!

2020 was a turbulent year for the truck and transportation industry. The pandemic created manufacturing constraints and supply chain issues which led to significant trucking and transportation job losses from March to April 2020, but the industry is closing in on a full recovery to pre-pandemic levels. As demand for trucking continues to grow, fleet card companies will gain a significant amount of revenue from fuel spending. As I wrote in my recent report, On the Road to Recovery: U.S. Fleet Card Market Sizing and Forecast, 2020-2025, most of the fleet card industry is comprised of cards that exist on a closed-loop network-which is [...]

By Ben Danner|2022-03-28T09:49:01-04:00December 28th, 2021|Tags: , |

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