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US fleets looking to buy in 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An annual fleet study conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKVR) has suggested there will be strong demand for Class 8 trucks in 2012.


COLUMBUS, Ohio — An annual fleet study conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKVR) has suggested there will be strong demand for Class 8 trucks in 2012.

Sixty-four per cent of responding fleets from small, medium and large for-hire, private and government fleets operating a total of 101,000 Class 8 and 70,000 medium-duty power units responded to the study.

Of those, 84% said they’d be purchasing new Class 8 trucks in 2012 while 33% of those operating medium-duty trucks said they’d be purchasing new vehicles.

Average order size equated to 16% of the current fleet population in both Class 8 and medium-duty fleets. One in four responding fleets said they’ll be adding capacity in 2012.

The full survey, which also includes information on equipment and engine choices, can be ordered from www.ckcvr.com.


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