Our 2005–06 Annual Report & Forecast questionnaires hit the field within a couple weeks of Hurricane Katrina's devastation, and shortly after Rita pounded Texas. As expected, Louisiana equipment managers are expecting a busy 2006. Rental dealers/equipment distributors in the Mid-South region (including Texas and Louisiana) are also anticipating busy years in 2006. Construction Equipment will publish the complete Annual Report & Forecast next month.
|Expecting volume increases||81%|
|Expecting fleet expansions||57%|
|Estimated fleet-replacement rate||11.2%|