CK Commercial Vehicle Research announced the Q1 2011 Fleet Sentiment Report Buying Index has reached a new high at 102.3. The FSR Buying Index is a simple measure of planned buying behavior of for-hire, private and government fleets.
In Jan. 2011, 58 percent of fleets indicated they were planning to place orders for power equipment during the next three months, with 42 percent planning to place trailer orders during the same period, CKCVR reports. FSR statistics received in January from fleet advisors also support a good beginning to 2011 for new equipment demand.
The Jan. 2011 FSR survey consisted of 55 fleets operating more than 70,000 medium- and heavy-duty power units and 140,000 trailers. Complete survey results can be found at www.ckcvr.com/fleetsentiment.