At the tipping point
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.