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Table 2: Mixer Fleet Statistics
Average per
Companies
Total
Reporting
Company
Number
(Percent)
Reporting

High

Low

Median

203

981

10

121

9.7

19.0

5.0

9.7

3,074

110

473

3

51

75
(91%)

13,472

180

981

5

117

All Wheel Drive

25
(30%)

2,579

103

473

1

51

6

Conveyor Equipped

7
(9%)

54

8

18

2

4

7

Trailer Mixers

5
(6%)

394

79

131

2

96

Item

Description

1

# Trucks

82
(100%)

2

Age, Years

80
(98%)

3

Front Discharge

28
(34%)

4

Rear Discharge

5

16,640

Table 3: Summary of Chassis Configurations

consolidation, mergers, recession and demographics of those who participate in this
survey. The median number (which may be
more typical) for mixer trucks in a fleet is 121
(up about 8% from the 2016 report). This
means that about half of the companies who
responded to the survey have 121 mixer trucks
or less and the other half reported more than
121 mixer trucks.
The average age of a fleet by company and
average age of the individual trucks can be
compared to last year. The average fleet age for
the 82 companies/divisions that responded to
this question was 10.1 years, while the average
age of an individual truck was calculated to
be 9.0 years as compared to 8.9 last year. The
average age of a fleet of 10.1 years continues
an upward trend since 2007.
These numbers reflect the industry's practice of retiring and selling off older vehicles
while at the same time replacing those vehicles
with newer units. According to the Truck
Mixer Manufacturers Bureau, sales of new
mixer trucks were higher again in 2016
than 2015.
In terms of sheer numbers, rear discharge
mixers still dominate the survey, representing
approximately 81% of all mixers. Front discharge mixers make up the remaining 19% of
the truck mixers. It is interesting to note that
25% of all companies/divisions reporting do
have mixed fleets with some front and some
rear discharge mixers. Considering previous
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FALL 2017

Average per
Companies
Total
Reporting
Company
Number
(Percent)
Reporting

Low

Median

4

1

3

129

709

1

55

5,276

101

546

2

64

31
(38%)

770

30

131

2

17

5-Axle

40
(49%)

3,639

91

478

1

60

13

6-Axle

31
(38%)

2,261

73

372

6

61

14

7-Axle

6
(8%)

417

52

347

1

7

Item

Description

8

2-Axle

5
(6%)

5

3

9

3-Axle

32
(39%)

4,118

10

4-Axle/Booster

53
(65%)

11

4-Axle/Pusher

12

High



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Concrete inFocus - Fall 2017

From the President’s Desk
Corporate Suite
Enviroscene
2017 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Fleet Benchmarking and Costs Survey
The Root Causes of Poor Communication
Insulating Concrete Forms for Commercial Construction
Engineering: Specifying for Performance
View from Capitol Hill: State of Play of U.S. Infrastructure
2017 Service & Supply Buyers’ Guide
2017 Products & Services Suppliers Guide
Index of Advertisers
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