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DENTON, TX – Niblett Trucking LLC will likely cut its fleet size in half because of rising diesel prices and lower trucking wages, according to the Denton Record Chronicle.

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Forecast for 2009: A Litany of Uncertainty

On the eve of the 2009 calendar-year, fleet managers are bracing for a new year filled with uncertainty about the economy and the long-term viability of the Detroit Three. There is a long litany of uncertainties voiced by commercial fleet managers about what may unfold. Many fleet managers view the changes currently roiling the industry as "tectonic shifts" in how commercial fleets will be run in the future.

Import-Badged Models Increase Market Penetration with 2009 Fleet Buy

When fuel prices crossed the $3.25 per gallon threshold, fleets began looking for ways to downsize vehicles or opt to four-cylinder engines.This trend is reinforced by corporate sustainability initiatives and/or fuel spend/GHG reduction programs. The shift to four-cylinder engines is broad-based and includes many of the nation’s largest fleets. One consequence to this increased demand for four-cylinder models is that fleets have increased their purchases of import-badged vehicles.

Increased Fleet Demand for 4-Cylinder Engines

There is a growing belief among fleet managers that today’s high fuel prices are not a temporary phenomenon, but a new reality. Almost everyone is looking for ways to downsize vehicles (where possible) or opt to four-cylinder engines as part of either a corporate sustainability initiative or fuel spend / GHG reduction program.

Fleets Downsize to Streamline Cost

Across the country, municipal fleets are trimming their vehicles and their staffs to meet increasingly tight budgets. While this may seem a hardship to some, others take this as a cue to operate more efficiently.