How Long Should You Be Running Your Trucks?
New truck demand continues to boom as production challenges continue to loom. The evolution of truck technology is the constant—improved safety systems and improved efficiency all add up to savings. Pre-pandemic, a four- to five-year new truck lifecycle was common among carriers, but that’s starting to change as fleets take a long, hard look at how long they should run their trucks.
Al Barner, senior vice president of fleet solutions at Fleet Advantage, has a few thoughts about where truck lifecycles are headed. It starts with fleets preparing a 18- to 24- to 36-month lifecycle analysis and reading the market tea leaves to anticipate equipment needs.
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