2009 Fleet Study indicates slow demand for 2010 units

The 2009 Fleet Study conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research indicates a likely slow demand for new 2010 EPA-compliant power units when they are initially introduced. Respondents to the study were wary of committing to placing orders for the new equipment in the first half of 2010. Even the 42% of respondents who said they might place orders characterized, on average, the actual probability that trucks would be purchased in the first six months of 2010 at 50%.

This study analyzes data received during September and October from for-hire, private, and government fleets operating in excess of 51,000 medium- and heavy-duty power units and 84,000 trailers. In addition to the 2010 equipment demand analysis, the 2009 report includes fleet preferences for engine technology as well as brake technology to meet new stopping distance regulations, vehicle characteristics with average annual miles being driven, and average age of equipment segmented by fleet type.

A synopsis of the report along with ordering information can be found at www.ckcvr.com.

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