The 2014 Annual Fleet Study from CK Commercial Vehicle Research is now available.
Featuring 66 representatives from small, medium and large for-hire, private and government fleets operating more than 40,000 Class 8 vehicles responded to this year’s 20-question survey. The study covers planned 2015 truck and trailer purchases for replacement and added capacity, brand choices, driver shortage impact, equipment specifications, new technologies, maintenance and replacement parts, information sources and challenges for 2015.
According to the firm, some highlights include:
A slight decline in equipment purchase plans for 2015 versus what was planned for 2014.Higher percentage of deliveries expected in first half of year.
- Driver shortage is the key issue facing trucking fleets impacting their ability or willingness to add capacity
- New technologies that maximize safety and/or fuel efficiency; or improve driver potential, recruitment, and retention are being added to new equipment
- In house maintenance still the preference although some changes are occurring
- Original equipment truck manufacturers playing an increasing role as a resource for fleets – for information, outsourced service and replacement part purchases.
- Report includes many direct quotes from those surveyed communicating the issues they face and how fleets are adapting to the current state of the industry
For more information about CKCVR’s 2014 Annual Fleet Study and details on how to order the 26-page report, send an e-mail to [email protected] or visit www.ckcvr.com and click on 2014 Annual Fleet Study.