Business, Equipment

August Trailer Orders Trumpet Better Days, Rise 150%

Great Dane trailer A trailer body in production at a Great Dane manufacturing plant. In 2021, Great Dane said it will focus on its new smart trailer telematics system, FleetPulse, which it unveiled in 2019. (Great Dane via YouTube)

U.S. trailer orders in August topped 27,000 as they rose 150% year-over-year, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 17, 2020
Business, Equipment

July Trailer Orders Keep Rising From COVID Bottom

Wabash trailers Trailers on an assembly line at a Wabash manufacturing plant. (Wabash National Corp.)

U.S. trailer orders climbed again in July, reaching 19,300, the most this year, FTR reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 18, 2020
Business, Technology

FTR Adds Intermodal Insights to Web-Based Platform

Freight-industry research firm FTR announced the release of its Intermodal Dash, intended to deliver data and insights into the intermodal market place via the company’s new web-based forecasting platform Intelcast.

October 1, 2018
Business, Equipment

Trailer Makers Flooded With 33,000 Orders in February

Trailers at Averitt warehouse Shutterstock

U.S. trailer orders in February hit 33,000 units, setting a record for the month provided the preliminary figures hold, but concerns are mounting that tariffs on foreign aluminum and steel are pushing up trailer prices.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 16, 2018

FTR Appoints Avery Vise Vice President of Trucking Research

Research company FTR appointed Avery Vise vice president of trucking research.

December 5, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Post Strong Gain in November

Freightliner factory workers Freightliner/YouTube

North American Class 8 orders in November reached nearly 33,000 for a 69% year-over-year gain, ACT Research Co. reported.

December 5, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Continue to Rise in October, Post 31.6% Gain

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. CEO David Congdon Old Dominion Freight Line CEO David Congdon drove the carrier's 15,000th Freightliner truck off the line in October. (Freightliner Trucks)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales continued climbing in October, reaching nearly 18,000, reported, but other analysts noted that the market is softer and more volatile than is typical at this time of year

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 16, 2017
Business, Equipment

August Class 8 Orders Top 21,000, Foreshadow Production Gains in 2018

Volvo plant Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

Class 8 Orders in August improved 49% year-over-year and pushed past 21,000, according to ACT Research Co.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 6, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Surge 81% in July, Top 18,000

Orders Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

Class 8 orders rolled on in July, climbing 81% year-over-year in what is typically the slowest order month of the year, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 3, 2017