COLUMBUS, Ind. — Order activity for Class 8 trucks in North America eased in June, taking some pressure off the backlog that had been growing for nine consecutive months, ACT Research reports.
In its State of the Industry report, ACT noted the Class 8 backlog slid less than 1% in June. Net orders totaled 21,266 units, 9% below May levels.
“Despite the slowing in new order activity over the last couple of months, it is important to note that the industry backlog continues to be very solid,” said Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst at ACT. “Cancellations continue to be very low, an indication of the quality of the orders currently booked at the OEMs.”
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