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Industry survey released on fleet sizes, staffing, telematics


August 18, 2014
By Association of Equipment Manufacturers

August 18, 2014, Milwaukee, Wis. – The mood was generally
upbeat in an end-user survey conducted earlier this year by the Association of
Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) to give its members a snapshot-look at market
perceptions. According to the AEM Snapshot Survey, respondents overall plan to
increase fleet sizes and staff levels, and many are starting to look at
adopting telematics technologies.

August 18, 2014, Milwaukee, Wis. – The mood was generally
upbeat in an end-user survey conducted earlier this year by the Association of
Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) to give its members a snapshot-look at market
perceptions. According to the AEM Snapshot Survey, respondents overall plan to
increase fleet sizes and staff levels, and many are starting to look at
adopting telematics technologies.

  

Overall, in the AEM Snapshot Survey, 40 percent of
respondents said they planned to increase fleet size, and an additional 29
percent of respondents said they would maintain their current size. Some 47
percent said they would achieve this through buying equipment, 13 percent by
renting and 22 percent by a combination of buy/rent.

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For company staffing levels, 49 percent said they planned to
add employees during the next two years, and 33 percent planned to maintain
current staff levels. Only 5 percent said they expected to reduce staff.

 

When asked if they had any plans to use telematics in the
next 18 months, 22 percent said yes, they understand the technology, and an
additional 15 percent said maybe.

 

“With this quick-look survey, we wanted to deliver more
customer understanding for our members, a broad perspective of market
conditions,” stated Benjamin Duyck, AEM market intelligence analyst. “And we’ll
offer another layer of insight and dialog through our follow-up questions and
sharing on social media.”

 

See the results: Click here to access the AEM survey results
and selected analysis posted on the AEM website – http://www.aem.org/MarketInfo/MarketIntel/Surveys/SnapshotSurvey/.