A 30-year perspective of the fleet market

 

In one his presentations to this year’s Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW), Stu MacKay of specialized management consulting and market research firm MacKay & Company provided a 30-year perspective of the fleet market, from 1982 to 2012.

One of the things he noted was how the ranking of the largest fleets has changed over the time period. MacKay said that in 1982 the top 10 fleets were:

1. UPS

2. Roadway

3. Consolidated Freightways

4. Yellow Freight

5. Ryder Truck Lines

6. McLean Trucking

7. North American Van Lines

8. Pacific Intermountain Express

9. ABF Freight System

10. Overnite Transportation

 

Last year, the top 10 carrier fleets were:

1. UPS

2. FedEx Corporation

3. Conway

4. YRC Worldwide

5. J.B. Hunt Transport Services

6. Schneider National

7. Swift Transportation

8. TransForce

9. Landstar System

10. Ryder Supply Chain

The top 10 private fleets in 2012 were:

1. Pepsico

2. Coca-Cola

3. Sysco

4. Walmart

5. U.S. Foods

6. Haliburton

7. Nestle USA

8. Reyes Holdings

9. Tyson Foods

10. Schlumberger

Looking at average annual miles traveled, MacKay reported that in 1982, Class 6 and 7 vehicles averaged 20,900 miles, Class 8 vehicles 49,700 and trailers 45,400. In 2012, average annual mileage was 32,000 for Class 6 and 7 vehicles, 76,500 for Class 8 vehicles and 56,700 for trailers.

I wonder what changes the next 30 years will bring.

 

 

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