Age of U.S. fleets spikes during recession
The average age of Class 8 trucks peaked in 2010 at almost seven years. Due to worries over new technology introduced to comply with federal emissions standards in 2007 and 2010, owner-operators and fleets have held on to trucks longer than in the past. That resulted in factory layoffs by some of the major truck makers in recent years.
"There probably should be some minimum standards. But as long as the ...