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February net trailer orders remain solid at 24,200 units

Preliminary reports indicate that February’s net order volume of 24,200 trailers was up 82% from the same month last year, ACT Research reports. That was also down 21% from January 2021 bookings. “February’s sequential decline in net orders was a bit larger than seasonal patterns would project, but was directionally correct,” said Frank Maly, director

Truck orders remained strong in February

FTR reports that preliminary North American Class 8 net orders remained impressive in February for the fifth consecutive month coming in at 44,000 units, +3% m/m, and +209% y/y. February 2021 was the second-highest total ever for the month of February. “There is tremendous pent-up demand for trucks. There are severe bottlenecks in the supply

Preliminary Jan. trailer orders up y/y, but drop after four months of gains

Preliminary reports indicate that the January net order volume of 29,100 trailers was up 94% from the same month last year, ACT Research reports. That was also down 33% from December 2020 bookings. This preliminary market estimate should be within plus or minus 3% of the final order tally, ACT says. According to FTR, trailer

Class 8 truck orders exceed 40k units for fourth consecutive month

FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for January remained elevated at 42,800 units. January is the fourth consecutive month for Class 8 orders to exceed 40,000 units. January order activity was -18% m/m and +144% y/y. Orders for the previous twelve months now total 308,000. Freight growth remains vibrant and fleets are

Trailer orders remained strong in December

According to the numbers from FTR and ACT Research, preliminary trailer orders were strong in December. FTR reports that preliminary U.S. net trailer orders totaled 41,700 units, while ACT reports orders at 42,500. FTR says December order activity was up 6% m/m and 155% y/y. Total trailer orders for 2020 totaled 297,000. The order volume

NA Class 5-8 net orders end 2020 on a high note

FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for December continued at a high level at 52,100 units. December 2020 order activity was the fourth-highest ever and just 700 units fewer than November, up 169% over a year ago, FTR says, adding Class 8 orders for 2020 totaled 283,000 units. ACT Research says N.A.

Class 8 orders hit third-highest ever total in November

According to preliminary reports from both FTR and ACT Research, North American Class 8 net orders exploded in November to the third-highest total ever. FTR has the preliminary number at 52,600 units, the best performance since August 2018. Orders were +31% month-over-month and almost three times the level of November 2019. Class 8 orders for

Trailer orders continue to improve in October

According to the latest numbers from both FTR and ACT Research Co., trailer orders continued to improve in October. According to ACT Research, after sinking to the lowest point in history in April, net trailer orders have continued to improve throughout the summer and into fall. “Recent trailer order patterns have continued to favor both

Preliminary N.A. Class 8 net orders swell to about 40k units in October

FTR reports preliminary North American Class 8 net orders soared in October to 40,100 units. ACT Research reported October orders at 38,900 units. According to FTR’s estimate, this is the first over-40,000 unit month for Class 8 orders since October of 2018, FTR says. Orders were up 26% m/m and up 83% y/y. Class 8

Shipping Conditions in August were weakest in two years, FTR says

The FTR Shippers Conditions Index for August fell further into negative territory, to a reading of -1.79. Just four months after the strongest market conditions on record, shipping conditions in August were the weakest in two years, FTR says. While most factors affecting the Shipping Conditions Index in August were equal to or more favorable

FTR Reports Preliminary September U.S. net trailer orders hit 52,000 units

FTR reports that preliminary U.S. net trailer orders for September exploded to the third-highest month ever, at 52,000 units. September’s orders were 23,500 units above August and 33,400 more than September 2019. With this latest activity, trailer orders for the last 12 months now equal 224,100 units, FTR says. The great majority of the September

Fleets have ‘renewed confidence’ as truck orders improve in September

According to the latest numbers from FTR and ACT Research, Class 8 net orders surged in September to the highest total since October 2018, hitting 32,000 units according to FTR (ACT Research reports 31,100 units). September order activity was up 55% month-over-month and 160% year-over-year, FTR says. “As orders rebounded to relatively healthy levels early