The ongoing volatility of gasoline prices has prompted a growing number of fleets to transition to four-cylinder engines. This transition started in the 2008-MY and accelerated with 2009-MY ordering, when gas prices surpassed $4 per gallon in the summer of 2008. Early indications are that the migration to four-cylinder engines will continue with 2010-MY ordering. We have already seen glimpses of this trend in the 2010 RFPs submitted to major OEMs.
Fleet Managers Face Truck Purchasing Issues for 2002-MY
Want a truck? Might be a problem! Fleet managers are wondering what, if any, effect the economy will have on the manufacturers' ability to meet their required vehicle specifications and scheduled delivery times.