Fleet research indicates slow demand for 2010 equipment

Updated Nov 30, 2009
The 2009 Fleet Study conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research indicates a likely slow demand for new 2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-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, according to CKCVR; even the 42 percent 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 percent.

CKCVR routinely surveys fleet representatives and publishes the quarterly Fleet Sentiment Report, which analyses current fleet equipment buying plans as well as discussion of important issues facing operators of medium- and heavy-duty transportation equipment.