trailer orders
Business, Equipment

March Trailer Orders Total 29,500

Meritor Workers Meritor trailer axles on the assembly line. (Meritor)

U.S. trailer orders for March jumped 36% to top 29,000 as demand roared on and manufacturers began to grapple with the surging costs of key materials.

Transport Topics
April 13, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders Surge in December, Close in on All-Time High

Plant worders assemble a Strick trailer Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics

U.S. trailer orders soared in December to record levels — the second-highest all-time, according to one analyst — as manufacturers ended a busy, successful year on a high note.

Transport Topics
January 12, 2018
Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders Jump in October as Order Season Begins

Plant worders assemble a Strick trailer Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics

Preliminary net trailer orders jumped 50% in October, ACT Research Co. reported.

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017
Business, Equipment

September Trailer Orders Improve 76% Year-Over-Year

Stoughton Trailers manufacturing plant Stoughton Trailers via YouTube

Strength in dry vans pushed U.S. trailer orders in September to near 23,000, up 76% from a year earlier, ACT Research reported.

Transport Topics
October 13, 2017
Business, Equipment

US Trailer Orders Flat in August; Inventory Rising as GHG 2 Nears

August trailer orders flat A flatbed by East Manufacturing Co. August trailer orders were flat. (East Manufacturing)

August trailer orders were flat year-over-year at 15,600, but several industry issues are clearly heating up.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2017
Business, Equipment

July Trailer Orders Increase 41%; Industry Optimistic for 2018

Wabash trailers for assembly Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

U.S. trailer orders jumped 41% in July compared with the weak 2016 period, supported by demand for dry vans and flatbeds — and trailer makers said they expected similar conditions in 2018.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 23, 2017
Business, Equipment

Seasonally Strong Trailer Orders in June Up 51% Year-Over-Year, Top 20,000

trailers lot titanium Mark Blinch/Reuters

U.S. trailer orders shot up 51% in June and notched the seventh consecutive month of year-over-year gains.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2017
Business, Logistics

June Trailer Orders Plunge 50%

U.S. trailer orders in June sank about 50% from especially robust volumes a year earlier, as the stagnant freight market also prompted a spike in cancellations and a sharp decline in backlog, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 8, 2016
Business, Logistics

US Trailer Orders Tumbled in June

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

June’s sharp plunge in U.S. trailer orders reflected increased cancellations, caution on the part of fleets over placing new orders and a very strong comparable month the year before, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 22, 2016
Business, Logistics

Trailer Orders Fall 12% in May

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

U.S. net trailer orders in May reached 14,250 units, the lowest total this year, ACT Research Co. reported, calling it an expected seasonal slowdown.

Transport Topics
June 15, 2016

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