Survey: More fleets plan to buy truck next year

More fleets are planning on purchasing Class 8 and medium-duty trucks in 2011 than in 2010, according to the latest annual fleet study conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research. The study shows a 47% increase in the number of fleets who plan new Class 8 and medium-duty power unit purchases in 2011 vs. those that planned orders for 2010

More fleets are planning on purchasing Class 8 and medium-duty trucks in 2011 than in 2010, according to the latest annual fleet study conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research. The study shows a 47% increase in the number of fleets who plan new Class 8 and medium-duty power unit purchases in 2011 vs. those that planned orders for 2010.

“The strongest demand comes for Class 8 units,” said Chris Kemmer of CKCVR, who added that “88% of the power units planned by this group for 2011 are for Class 8 vehicles.”

The annual survey also information from respondents about their equipment brand and 2010 emission engine technology preferences, new specifications, maintenance sourcing and their overall view of industry manufacturers.

CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKCVR) is a business of Columbus, OH-based CK Marketing & Communications. CKCVR surveys a mix of large, medium and small for-hire, private and government fleet operations.

For more information about the latest CKCVR fleet study and details on how to order a copy, e-mail a request to: [email protected]

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