TT Survey: Truckers Struggling with Equipment Supply Challenges

Canadian owner-operators and fleets continue to struggle with supply chain challenges, leading many to consider other truck and trailer brands because their preferred options are not available, according to the annual Today’s Trucking Equipment Buying Trends survey.

Thirty-nine percent considered different truck brands this year for that reason, while 41% considered different trailer brands. That has shifted marginally since the 2022 edition of the survey, when 45% considered different truck brands and 39% considered different trailer options.

Sixty percent had purchase or leasing plans for trucks affected by supply chain challenges in 2023, reports Today’s Trucking, and 62% faced unusual delays when sourcing truck or trailer parts. Seventy-two percent have sourced parts from secondary sources because of delays and limited availability.

Last year, 80% experienced unusual delays when sourcing truck or trailer parts, and 77% sourced parts from secondary sources because of delays or limited availability. Sixty-three percent said purchasing or leasing plans for trucks were affected by supply chain challenges and availability in 2022.

Full results will be published in the November edition of Today’s Trucking.

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