84% of those operating Class 8 vehicles and 33% operating medium-duty vehicles intend to purchase new equipment in 2012, according to CK Commercial Vehicle Research’s annual fleet study for 2011.

Sixty-four representatives 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 2011 study questionnaire.

Other highlights from the 30-page report include:

  • Average order size equates to 16% of current fleet population for both Class 8 and medium duty orders
  • One in four plan to add some capacity with new equipment

In addition to planned equipment demand for next year, the respondents also answered questions about equipment and engine choices for 2012, new specifications and technology, maintenance sourcing and CSA effect, and the major challenges they expect to face in the coming year.

For more information about CKCVR’s 2011 Annual Fleet Study and details on how to order, email chris@ckcvr.com or visit www.ckcvr.com