SMALLER LIGHTER TRUCKS * USA: Trucking industry flexibility
* Iowa - Localization of trucking giving rise to daycabs, smaller engines
--- As more carriers regionalize their delivery patterns, many companies have had to re-evaluate their need of large sleeper tractors... In some cases, the flexibility offered by a big sleeper makes a lot of sense but to some customers, the efficiency gains from smaller lighter trucks is hard to ignore... For all OEs, the split is 46 percent sleepers and 54 percent day cab, including severe service, according to ACT Research...
(Photo: The International ProStar+ test truck was nothing special – simply a pearl-white daycab tractor with a 500-horsepower Cummins ISX15 under the hood) -- Iowa City, IA, USA - CCJ Digital, by Jason Cannon - July 12, 2016
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