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    August Class 8 orders set new record

    September 24, 2018 8:42AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – It was a record August for Class 8 truck orders, according to data from ACT Research. There were 53,069 units booked in August, marking the sixth time in eight months in which industry orders surpassed 40,000 units.

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    Truck orders dip in April

    May 2, 2018 8:34PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Classes 5-8 net orders slowed in April, but were still up 40% year-over-year, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. ACT reported Classes 5-8 net orders of 59,600 units in April, but added the lower order intake

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    Trailer order backlog now 7.5 months

    February 26, 2018 8:41AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders rose 24% year-over-year in January, marking the fifth best order month in history, according to ACT Research. “Reefers led the way booking that product’s strongest month in history, while total net orders were up 24%

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    Trailer orders surged in November: FTR

    December 18, 2017 10:22AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trailer orders surged in November, according to preliminary data from FTR, which reported orders of 42,600 units. That’s up 34% from October levels and 19% year-over-year. FTR is anticipating a “healthy clip” for trailer orders in early

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    Class 8 orders surged in October

    November 6, 2017 7:18AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders reached 35,700 units in October, marking a 62% month-over-month increase, according to FTR. That’s a 167% increase from October 2016. “Class 8 orders surged in October. The market seems well

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    Optimism growing for stronger Class 8 truck demand

    March 22, 2017 2:38PM by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Truck and component manufacturers at the Mid-America Trucking Show indicated they are increasingly optimistic about the Class 8 truck market in 2017. Joe McAleese, chairman of Bendix, said going into this year, he expected Class 8 builds

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    Truck builders reducing inventories

    January 19, 2017 9:31AM by Truck News

    Production should realign with demand in 2017, ACT Research reports

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    “Unusually high” level of cancellations drives down Class 8 orders

    November 18, 2016 10:34AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A high cancellation rate kept Class 8 truck orders low in October, at 13,907 units, according to the latest data from ACT Research. “The driving factor behind the weak net orders number was an unusually high level

  • ACT’s initial numbers indicate drop in medium-duty orders for October

    November 3, 2016 1:21PM by Truck West

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – With October’s preliminary data showing Classes 5-8 booking 32,400 net orders, ACT Research says medium-duty orders are down 10% month-to-month, with heavy duty coming in flat. “NA Classes 5-7 orders at 18,400 units, were down 10% from

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    July’s Class 8 orders worst since 2010

    August 22, 2016 7:36AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — July’s final Class 8 orders were disappointing, down 20% month-over-month and 58% year-over-year, ACT Research reports. A total of 10,358 units were ordered. Medium-duty orders totaled 15,364 units, up 1% from June and last July. “Outside of

  • US fleet sentiment remains strong

    November 2, 2015 8:33AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — US fleets are planning to continue ordering new equipment in 2016 at a pace similar to 2015, according to the latest Fleet Sentiment Report from CK Commercial Vehicle Research. A majority (76%) say their heavy-duty truck orders

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    Class 8 orders flat in September: FTR

    October 5, 2015 4:33PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Class 8 truck orders were unchanged in September, at 19,460 units, according to preliminary data from FTR. September’s order activity met expectations, albeit with a higher than anticipated cancellation rate for the second month in a row,

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    Trailer demand “defies normal expectations,” analyst says

    July 24, 2015 8:54AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Continuing strong demand for trailers, with June net orders coming in at nearly 27,900 units, defies normal expectations, according to ACT Research. June’s order intake was up 73% compared to May. “Although not the strongest June on

  • Trailers wanted

    December 16, 2014 1:16PM by James Menzies

    Everyone wants new trailers. Here’s why that is both good and bad news for your trucking business.

  • May’s Class 8 truck orders best since 2006

    June 3, 2014 10:26PM by Truck News

    Class 8 truck orders strengthened in May, marking the strongest month of May since 2006, according to preliminary figures from industry forecasters. ACT Research reported preliminary Class 8 orders of 25,900 units while FTR reported 25,605 units. FTR’s figure represents