Carriers Hesitate to Replace Equipment

As reported by, the Fourth Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey by Transport Capital Parters finds that most carriers plan to be very conservative when it comes to replacing fleet equipment. The survey found that 60% of smaller carriers and 45% of larger carriers plan to replace less than 10% of their fleets. TCP Partner Richard Mikes noted, “Capacity additions have been constrained for some time and linked to shippers’ desire to add dedicated capacity to assure service.” Larger carriers with “adequate profit margins” are more likely to grow, remarked TCP Partner Steven Dutro.

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