According to CK Commercial Vehicle Research, private fleets in the US are currently adding capacity with additional units at a faster rate than for-hire fleets. Half of the private fleets participating in the company's quarterly survey indicated they were adding capacity in the next three months, CKCVR said.
The Q2 2013 Fleet Sentiment Report also indicated that the majority of fleets responding have sufficient freight demand to meet their fleet capacity. “An increasing percentage say they need more equipment,” said Chris Kemmer, Principal at CKCVR. “42 per cent of respondents are currently fleet testing a product or technology. Overall environment at the fleets surveyed is good.”
Background: CKCVR regularly polls a group of small, medium and large for-hire, private and government fleet operators about their equipment purchasing plans and overall fleet environment. 51 fleets participated in the Q2 2013 Fleet Sentiment Survey. They operate in excess of 35,000 Class 8 trucks and 95,000 trailers. Responses were received between April 16 and April 25.