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    ECONOMIC WATCH: Trailer market ends 2019 with weak orders

    January 14, 2020 9:52AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trailer orders fell in December to 16,500 units, according to preliminary data from FTR, marking their worst month since August. Orders were down 17% from November, and 41% year-over-year. December brought total orders for 2019 to 203,000

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    Trailer orders dropped in November

    December 16, 2019 7:41AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – An abundance of caution over freight conditions caused trailer orders to drop 34% in November, to 20,200 units. FTR’s preliminary trailer order numbers indicated orders dropped 55% from November 2019. FTR reports trailer builders have plenty of

  • U.S. net trailer orders jump 73% in September

    October 24, 2019 9:05AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Net trailer orders in the U.S. soared 73% from August to 18,629 units, but was down 68% compared to September 2018, an industry report said Thursday. Year-to-date, however, net trailer orders are 54% below last year’s level,

  • New trailer orders plunge 72% from a year ago

    September 26, 2019 1:36PM by Truck News

    ‘With 2020 order boards fully open, the dramatic lack of fleet interest continues to astound’

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    No rush for 2020 trailer build slots: ACT

    August 28, 2019 8:32AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer manufacturers have opened their 2020 orderboards, but fleets are reticent to invest in new equipment. That’s according to the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer report from ACT Research. It reported final trailer orders of

  • Trailer orders continue to slide, while production remains robust

    August 21, 2019 1:00PM by Truck News-East

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders continue to drop, declining for seven consecutive months, according to ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report. The year-over-year slide began at the end of 2018, and preliminary July data shows the trend will continue. “Through June,

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    Trailer orders remain weak in July: FTR

    August 13, 2019 1:47PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – FTR has reported preliminary trailer orders for July totaled 9,000 units, showing continued weakness but up 61% from a “dismal” June. Orders were down 68% compared to July 2018. FTR reports van fleets have already placed their

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    Trailer orders reach lowest point since 2016: FTR

    June 24, 2019 7:54AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The red-hot trailer market continues to cool, with May orders of 11,700 units marking the lowest total since July 2016. FTR reports orders for 2019 production have come to a halt, as most build slots are already

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    Trailer demand softening

    May 21, 2019 7:58AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – April trailer orders totaled 14,500 units, according to preliminary data from ACT Research, which reflected soft demand for the second straight month. “Order volume was soft in April for the second straight month. Several factors appear to

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    Trailer orders slip four straight months

    April 29, 2019 7:32AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – U.S. trailer orders were below last year’s volume for the fourth straight month in March, with nearly 16,000 net orders. ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report, indicated near-record backlogs have filled 2019 build slots

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    Slowdown in trailer orders not indicative of weakening demand

    February 28, 2019 7:47AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Orders for new trailers weakened at the end of 2018, but ACT Research says this doesn’t reflect softening demand. A hot streak for trailers that began in the fall of 2017 came to an end in December

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    Record-setting year for trailer orders, production, comes to end

    January 28, 2019 12:09PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The U.S. trailer industry set new records for net orders and production in 2018, but orders slid sequentially for the third month in a row in December. December saw 28,000 orders, according to ACT Research’s State of

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    Trailer orders smashed previous records in 2018

    January 16, 2019 11:41AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – It’s official: 2018 was by far the best year ever for trailer orders. FTR reported data showing the year ended with 28,000 units ordered in December, a 38% drop from November, but enough to bring the year’s

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    A record year for trailer orders – already

    December 20, 2018 9:44AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – This has been the best year ever for net trailer orders, with one month remaining to report, according to ACT Research. November trailer orders were up 101% year-over-year, marking the fifth best month in history, with more

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    Trailer orders continue at torrid pace

    November 13, 2018 7:46AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders remained hot in October, with 55,250 units ordered, the second best month in history right on the heels of the all-time record set in September. That’s according to preliminary data from ACT Research. “After posting