Truckers continue to struggle with equipment supply chain challenges: Survey

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Canadian owner-operators and fleets proceed to battle with provide chain challenges, main many to think about different truck and trailer manufacturers as a result of their most popular choices aren’t accessible.

Thirty-nine % thought-about totally different truck manufacturers this 12 months for that purpose, whereas 41% thought-about totally different trailer manufacturers, the annual At the moment’s Trucking Tools Shopping for Developments survey exhibits.

That has shifted marginally for the reason that 2022 version of the survey, when 45% thought-about totally different truck manufacturers and 39% thought-about totally different trailer choices.

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Sixty % had buy or leasing plans for vans affected by provide chain challenges in 2023, and 62% confronted uncommon delays when sourcing truck or trailer elements. Seventy-two % have sourced elements from secondary sources due to delays and restricted availability.

Final 12 months, 80% skilled uncommon delays when sourcing truck or trailer elements, and 77% sourced elements from secondary sources due to delays or restricted availability. Sixty-three % stated buying or leasing plans for vans had been affected by provide chain challenges and availability in 2022.

This 12 months’s emailed survey was accomplished by 170 respondents over a one-week interval between Sept. 19 and 26.

Full outcomes might be revealed within the November version of At the moment’s Trucking.

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