Work trucks being kept in service longer


As budget constraints and operational costs continue, work truck fleets are keeping their vehicles for increasingly longer periods.

The following chart, based on the latest data from the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, shows the average age of work truck vehicles for the past few years.

Year             Classes 3-5            Classes 6-8

2007            10.4 years               12.1 years

2008            10.7                        12.5

2009            11.3                        13.1

2010            11.7                        13.4

Established in 1964, NTEA companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories.