Mexico’s truck fleet shows some age

| Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Trucks in Mexico by and large are 12 years old or older according to statistics released by the Mexico Secretary of Transportation and Highways.

The statistics reported by T21.com.mx, an online magazine that is focused on the transportation industry in Mexico, showed that only 24 percent of the trucks used in Mexico were made since 1996.

Of the 76 percent of the trucks that are 12 years or older, a “large percentage” – nearly one-third – is between 17 and 27 years old, T21 reported.

According to statistics from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Foundation, the average age of units owned by OOIDA members is right around 6 years old. On average, U.S. fleets tend to turn their trucks over every five years.
Mexican news reports translated by OOIDA’s Stephanie Caswell.

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