Business, Equipment

December Class 8 Orders Drop as 2018 Annual Volume Sets Record

Orders An employee installs a window in the cabin door of a truck at Volvo's Dublin, Va., plant. (Justin Ide/Bloomberg News)

North American Class 8 orders for December were 21,300, falling sharply from a year earlier but about at replacement level as production slots remain scarce and full-year orders set an all-time record.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 4, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Mack’s Second-Quarter Orders Surge 58%

Mack truck hood ornament Steve Byrne/Flickr

For the second consecutive quarter, Mack Trucks delivered fewer trucks than a year ago but received a surge in orders, as a result of an active construction segment and slowly improving freight environment in North America.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
July 19, 2017
Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders Continue to Climb, Approach 18,000 in May

Trailer orders pushed toward 18,000 in May, rising 24% and exceeding expectations, ACT Research Co. reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2017
Business, Logistics, Equipment

Trailer Orders Rise 19% in April to 20,200; Positive Trend Continues for 7th Month

Utility Trailer

U.S. trailer orders in April rose 19% in what analysts said was an extended growth cycle that shows no signs of reversing.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2017

Factory Orders Rise for Fourth Straight Month

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

New orders for U.S.-made goods increased for a fourth straight month in March and orders for capital equipment were stronger than previously reported, pointing to a sustained recovery in the manufacturing sector.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
May 4, 2017
Business, Logistics

Monthly Trailer Orders Up 24%, Passes 26,000

U.S. trailer orders in February pushed past 26,000, up 24% year-over-year, as dealers restocked and fleets continued to extend orders, experts said, adding that industry backlog is below last year’s pace and freight demand has not fully returned.

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

Trailer Orders Rise in February as Cancellations Reach Five-Month High

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

U.S. trailer orders climbed past 26,000 or about 24% higher, year-over-year, as cancellations increased to the highest level in five months, ACT Research Co. reported.

Transport Topics
March 15, 2017

February Class 8 Orders Rise 28%, Hit Highest Volume in 14 Months

Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

North American Class 8 orders in February hit a 14-month high as volumes cleared 23,000 and exceeded expectations, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2017
Business, Logistics

Trailer Product Lines Expand; Orders Soar 92% in January

Joseph Terry/TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Capitalizing on strong replacement demand, trailer makers said they are expanding product lines and features amid industrywide orders that skyrocketed 92% in January to more than 32,000.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2017
Business, Logistics

Dry Van Demand Sends Trailer Orders Surging

Stoughton Trailers

U.S. net trailer orders in January shot up 92% year-over-year to almost 33,000 as dry van demand surged ahead, much as it has since November, ACT Research Co. said.

Transport Topics
February 23, 2017