DAILY NEWS Dec 4, 2013 11:27 AM - 0 comments

Commercial truck orders remain "OK" in November: ACT

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COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 truck orders remained above 20,000 units in November, according to preliminary results from ACT Research.

Classes 5-7 orders came in at 18,000 units and Class 8 orders totaled 21,200 units, ACT reported.

“The ‘Great OK’ continued for Classes 5-8 commercial vehicle orders placed in November,” said Steve Tam, ACT’s vice-president, commercial vehicle sector.

After posting the best order month since February 2008 in October, November’s Classes 5-7 vehicle preliminary orders exceeded trend and expectations, ACT reported.

Compared to a year ago, medium duty orders were up 26% in November and 11% YTD. Class 8 net orders, which had spiked to their highest level in nearly two years in October, retreated in November. November’s Class 8 order volume represents gains of 6% compared to last November and 13% YTD.

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