COLUMBUS, Ind. — Commercial trailer orders remained strong in February, with 21,990 units ordered representing a 25% gain over January’s numbers.
The latest figures, released by ACT Research, also indicated factory shipments in February were up 105% over the same month last year.
ACT’s State of the Industry: US Trailers report indicated year-to-date gains have been posted in all nine trailer segments tracked by the industry analyst. The dry van segment has seen net orders surge 90% year-to-date with shipments up almost 225%.
“The ramp-up in orders that we’ve been tracking has continued into 2011. Year-to-date, total net orders are up over 87% compared to 2010,” said Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst with ACT Research. “Shipments are up an even stronger 116% when compared to the first two months of 2010. Strong orders and rising backlogs set the stage for solid industry performance during 2011.”
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