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Welcome to FlatbedSource.com! This site was built as a free service for professional traffic managers in assisting with covering available flatbed freight. Some of the free services offered on Flatbed Source include truckload flatbed and stepdeck request for quotes, shipping tools and calculators, and general guidelines to help all shipping clerks and traffic manager's get their job done easier and smarter! Flatbed Source provides quality flatbed carriers - from 48' to 53' flatbeds, to stepdecks, and hotshot companies that service all 48 states, Canada, and Mexico. Flatbed Source's goal is to simplify the process of shipping truckload and partial/LTL freight via flatbeds by providing current market and pricing information that enables traffic professionals to achieve consistent profitability. Flatbed Source is built on a foundation with over 50 years combined experience in the transportation flatbed industry.
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5.) Review flatbed, stepdeck, and hotshot equipment specifications
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CK-CVR Annual Fleet Study shows increased Truck Demand in 2011
CK Commercial Vehicle Research says its recently completed Annual Fleet Study shows a 47% increase in the number of fleets who plan new Class 8 and medium-duty power unit purchases in 2011 versus those that planned orders for 2010 as reported in the annual study conducted in October 2009. The number of respondents, average fleet size and total power units represented is similar for both studies.
Sixty-eight representatives from small, medium and large for-hire, private and government fleets operating a total of 45,000 Class 8 and 12,000 medium-duty power units responded to the 2010 study questionnaire. The strongest demand comes for Class 8 units," says Chris Kemmer of CK-CVR. 88% of the power units planned by this group for 2011 are for Class 8 vehicles."
In addition to planned equipment demand for 2011, the respondents also answered questions about their equipment brand and 2010 emissions engine technology preferences, new specifications, maintenance sourcing and their overall view of industry manufacturers.