The buying plans are even stronger for power units, with 74% of the fleets polled indicating that they plan to purchase power units sometime in the next six months.
Of private and for-hire fleets questioned, 41% said at least a portion of the purchases were to add capacity to their fleet.
To address the concern of a possible boom-bust cycle surrounding the 2007 emissions regulations, this question has been included in this quarterly poll: “As things stand today, will you avoid purchasing new trucks in 2007?” Currently (July), 30% of those polled indicated that they would avoid purchases in 2007, and 26% answered that they would not. The highest percentage—44%—said they were undecided for now.
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