2014 was an incredible year for the trucking industry. With high sales figures, new technological and safety innovations, and a steadily improving economy, fleet owners and truck drivers alike benefitted and looked forward to the coming year as an opportunity to continue this great work. So now that the first month of 2015 has come and gone, how did the trucking industry fare? Read on to find out!
According to a recent article from Transport Topics, this past January saw a 22.8 percent increase in Class 8 truck sales, a clear continuation of the impressive figures of 2014. This debut shows the highest total of sales in eight years; 2007 was the last year to produce such high figures. That’s not to say that this came as a surprise, however. Leaders in the trucking industry have been taking note of these ever-increasing Class 8 sales figures and similar good signs for a while now, and so the start to 2015 was always projected to be a positive one.
So what exactly is being identified as the top contributing factor of these sales? One aspect in particular has been singled out: the fact that fleet owners are all reaching the point in their truck ownership “cycle” when it is time to replace outdated and older models with new ones. Trucks that have been on the road for years are now being retired in favor of the modern models with all of their upgraded technology. Because it will take a while for this cycle of replacement-truck purchasing to complete, the industry can look forward to similarly high Class 8 truck sales for the foreseeable future.
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