Strong September for Class 8 net orders: ACT Research

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Net orders of Class 8 trucks were up 37% year-over-year in September, marking the second highest monthly total of the past two years, according to the latest data from ACT Research.

In its State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Vehicles, ACT reported net orders of Class 8 vehicles reached 15,231 units in September.

“Not only was September the second best order month, the uptick in orders occurred in what is typically a below average month. Apply September’s seasonal factor, and Class 8 net orders occurred at a nearly 200,000 unit annual rate,” said Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst. “This level of orders is a continuation of the steady increase in demand we have seen building since early this year.”

Medium-duty truck orders were up 17% compared to last September.

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