For the fifth year in a row, Hino ranks highest in customer satisfaction for medium-duty trucks. Related Links: Truck Quality Suffers From Cleaner Diesels Read the J.D. Power Study Professionals using Class 5-7 work trucks are finding increased reliability from their engine and fuel systems, according to a new survey from J.D. Power and Associates. However, when breakdowns occur, they are more prolonged than before.Compared to other diesel emission controls, selective-catalytic reduction technology, which injects urea into the exhaust stream to neutralize tailpipe pollution, is preferred among these truck owners, the study notes. Overall
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.