At the tipping point

Blogs Avery Vise September 20, 2013

Last month, Randall-Reilly Market Intelligence surveyed 179 corporate and operations executives at for-hire trucking companies on trends and developments that would be most significant for trucking over the next few years. Carriers with 100 or fewer trucks said that more expensive equipment was most significant for trucking in the next few years among 18 trends and developments presented. Among larger carriers, more expensive equipment rated only 9th.

Older trucks are a good source of parts and service, but if fleets get to the point where they can neither operate them nor replace them, that is a scary proposition.

Avery Vise is executive director, trucking research and analysis for Randall-Reilly Business Media and also serves as senior editor, industry analysis for Commercial Carrier Journal. Previously, he was editorial director of Randall-Reilly’s Fleet/Dealer/Aftermarket group and had served as chief editor of CCJ for 10 years. From 1985 to 1998, Vise worked for McGraw-Hill’s Aviation Week Group, covering Congress and the Department of Transportation for publications about the commercial aviation industry. He has received numerous awards from American Business Media and the American Society of Business Publication Editors for his coverage of the trucking industry. Vise is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with degrees in government and history.

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