Survey: Fleets Check Fuel Economy as Top Truck Purchasing Consideration

Industry
Of the survey respondents that indicated they are considering purchasing a truck within the next year, 94% said fuel economy was an important purchasing consideration. - Photo: Convoy

Of the survey respondents that indicated they are considering purchasing a truck within the next year, 94% said fuel economy was an important purchasing consideration.

Photo: Convoy

In February, Convoy surveyed over 474 small and mid-sized trucking companies across the United States to collect a snapshot of sustainability in trucking. Convoy’s Sustainability and Trucking report found that most carriers consider fuel economy a top consideration when purchasing a new truck, and less than half feel a pressure to reduce carbon emissions.

According to the survey, 50% of carriers plan to buy a new truck in the next year, up from 33% who reported the same in Convoy’s November 2020 survey.

Of those that indicated they are considering purchasing a truck within the next year, 94% said fuel economy was an important purchasing consideration.

The top barriers of carriers considering purchasing an electric truck was expense (58%), distance limitations (37%) and lack of charging infrastructure (34%).

About 36% of carries indicated that they feel pressured to reduce carbon emissions in their business. Those carries indicated that the top source of pressure to reduce emissions came from government regulations (22%) and more of awareness of the impact carbon emissions (21%).

Furthermore, 45% of survey respondents indicated that stricter environment laws and regulations hurt the economy, and 40% of respondents notes that they are not worth the cost.

Survey participants included owner-operators (58%) and fleet dispatchers. About 84% of respondents have fewer than five trucks in their fleet.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Tiltrans DAF XG on the road
For Your Health
Summer Tour 2022
The Great White North
Keep Pushin’ On!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.