Truck procurement has been a key challenge for private fleets, for-hire carriers and establishments that rely on trucking across many industries, including metal fabricators, welding, manufacturing, construction and retail. This challenge has been accentuated by the backlog of orders for Class 8 heavy-duty trucks, stemming mainly from an American economy that has been positive and resilient since the Great Recession ended in 2010, and an outmoded attitude toward truck procurement that is finally changing.


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