percent of fleets polled by Columbus, OH,-based research firm CK
Marketing & Communications in July said they planned to purchase
power units sometime in the next six months.
poll is conducted quarterly with both private and for-hire fleets
for The Fleet Sentiment Report published by the company.
percent of respondents said at least some of the purchases were
to add fleet capacity.
poll also asked whether companies would avoid purchasing new trucks
in 2007, when stricter Environment Protection Agency rules governing
diesel fuel take effect.
percent said they would avoid purchases in 2007, 26 percent said
they would not, but 44 percent said they were undecided. Meanwhile,
48 percent of respondents said they planned to purchase trailers
in the next six months.