There is no doubt that the last five or six years have been tough in the construction industry. Spending is down by over 30%, and the recovery struggles to find traction. Fleet sizes have shrunk, and most folks are wondering, "How am I going to get my fleet back to its full working capacity?"
A friend and I were talking about this the other day, and he said, "We saw the downturn coming five years ago and sold most of our dump truck fleet. We kept six units and have been running them fairly consistently. So, we have got a solid core of six units in our fleet."