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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-07-2000, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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My dealer made me a copy of the "2000 Dealer Order Receipt Acknowledgement" for my truck.

The priority listed on it is "L9". Does anyone know if this is good or bad? I have always seen everyone else say 10 is best. I ordered through the guy that I always use at this dealership, who also happens to be the Fleet Manager.

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Re: Priority Level

Doug,
10 is the highest priority a dealer can give an order so I have heard. To get a 9, evidently it has to be requested by Ford's regional people or something like that. 10 is good, 9 is better!
Far better than my "40"
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Re: Priority Level

DougS,
Some of the larger fleet dealers may have to correct me on this one. We order some fleet, but not a lot. Dealer may have had some fleet allocation that was available for your retail type order.
It is my understanding that to order fleet, the customer must have a valid FIN (Fleet Identification Number) and must be ordered under the name of the holder of that FIN.
I think "L9" is a fleet priority code. Usually assigned by VOPC (Vehicle Order Processing Center) even if given a "10" code from dealer.
A bright spot for you is many times fleet orders are given priority over retail and stock orders. If this fleet type order works, let us know because the rest of us Ford dealers would sure like to get some of our retails scheduled!
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Louder said: "I think "L9" is a fleet priority code."

May be. I suspect it's a typo - the inputter meant one-nine (19) but he typed ell-nine (l9). But if CONCEPTS accepted it, then it must be a valid code.

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I still think 'L9' is fleet priority code, but dont know what it means. Fleet priority codes always have a alpha letter and then a single digit number,(have a couple of 'M9' now).
I think the first digit may indicate the month that vehicle will be built.

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Re: Priority Level

Thanks everyone.

You might have missed at the end of my signature, I ordered the truck on 10/11/99, but as of yesterday 1/7/00 the truck is still "clean and unscheduled", so the fleet order is not helping much this time.

My '99 S.D. was ordered by the same dealer and fleet manager back in 1/98, and I recieved the truck in only 10 weeks. I'm waiting alot longer this time, that's for sure.

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Fleet priorities are different from retail. CONCEPTS will default on ordering to the current production month and anytime that month. The dealer may "request" a specific build week. The following is the way to decipher fleet priorities.
January - A February - B March - C
April - D May - E June - F
July - G August - H September - J
October - K November - L December - M

1st week - 1 2nd week - 2 3rd week - 3
4th week - 4 5th week - 5 Anytime - 9

Bsed on this a Priority of L9 to me means this truck was probably ordered in late Sept or early Oct and since there was no priority placed on it is defaulted to first available build month during that allocation period. This DOES NOT mean the truck will be built then, as a matter of fact default priorities generally are considered as catch as catch can. Fleet has recentley told us if we really want fleet units in a timely manner to ensure they do not have deafult priorities.


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Thanks, I finally found that exact info in the Fleet Reference Guide, but don't use it that much, so did not know where to look.
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Don't feel bad I ordered mine 9/6/99 and I'm still "clean and unscheduled"
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