There will be a slight decline in equipment purchase plans for 2015 versus what was planned for 2014, according to the CK Commercial Vehicle Research’s 2014 Annual Fleet Study.
Sixty-six representatives from small, medium and large for-hire, private and government fleets operating 40,000+ Class 8 vehicles responded to this year’s 20-question survey.
Other key points from this year’s study include:
- 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