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Commercial Vehicles: An upturn on the horizon

The past year proved to be a pretty trying one for many in the trucking and broader commercial vehicle sectors. The trend among some customers to cut back on orders and whittle down their inventories put pressure on freight rates while pandemic-induced inflation continued to work its way through the manufacturing side of the industry. But on the plus side, supply chains have largely normalized—including for chips in trucks some manufacturers had been having to park unfinished—and most market observers are looking for a freight market upturn in the first half.

As in several other industries, the pace of technological change isn’t abating. Solid investments in telematics, prescriptive maintenance and other software are fast becoming table stakes. And that’s with electric and other propulsion technologies as well as autonomous vehicles fast approaching in the rearview mirror. Many fleets’ spending plans are accordingly ambitious.

Here are some recent stories on the Commercial Vehicle market from Endeavor brands:

FleetOwnerWill the freight economy warm up in the spring?

Trailer/Body BuildersTrailer orders remain healthy but lag recent years

FleetOwnerTruck orders and technology: What to expect in 2024

Construction EquipmentFleets boost ’24 budgets in response to inflation, supply

FleetOwnerClass 8 truck market outlook for 2024

Modern Tire DealerSuppliers see blue skies ahead for ag market

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