COLUMBUS, Ohio — In a new survey conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKCVR), some worrisome results were revealed: the driver shortage is too prevalent and will likely impact future vehicle purchases.
These results were found in the Q2 2014 Fleet Sentiment report where current environments at trucking fleets were examined. Many fleets reported that because of their inability to recruit and retain drivers, they could not grow and add equipment.
In additon, CKCVR’s FSR buying index for Q2 (101.8) was down from Q1 but slightly above the same quarter last year.
The survey also found a tight capacity situation with high utilization; no trucks parked for lack of work and on the whole, a positive view of business conditions.
CKCVR has been surveying fleets for more than 10 years. For more information on the survey, click here.