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Class 8 truck demand to improve next year: Report

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An annual fleet study conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research in the US indicates there will be strong demand for Class 8 trucks in 2011.


COLUMBUS, Ohio — An annual fleet study conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research in the US indicates there will be strong demand for Class 8 trucks in 2011.

The fleet survey shows a 47% increase in the number of fleets who plan new Class 8 and medium-duty power unit purchases in 2011 compared to those who planned to buy in 2010.

“The strongest demand comes for Class 8 units,” said Chris Kemmer of CKCVR. “Eighty-eight per cent of the power units planned by this group for 2011 are for Class 8 vehicles.”  

The survey included 68 representatives from US fleets operating a total of 45,000 Class 8 and 12,000 medium-duty trucks. To order the complete survey, contact chris@ckcvr.com.


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