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.

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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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.

February 23, 2017

Factory Goods Orders Fall, But Trend Points to Recovery

Randall Hill/Reuters

New orders for U.S.-made goods fell in November, weighed down by a plunge in the volatile civilian aircraft category, but the underlying trend suggested manufacturing is gradually firming.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
January 6, 2017

Factory Production Drops for First Time in Three Months

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

U.S. factory output dropped in November for the first time in three months, showing an anemic recovery in manufacturing after an extended slowdown.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
December 14, 2016
Business, Logistics

Trailer Orders Top 21,000

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.

U.S. trailer orders climbed above 21,000 in October for the second-highest total of the year, as analysts said the cycle is stabilizing after the tremendous surge in orders during the previous two years.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 28, 2016

Factory Orders Rise, but Sector Still Struggling to Emerge From Slump

Sean Proctor/Bloomberg News

New orders for U.S. factory goods rose for a third straight month in September, but a further decline in order books suggested the manufacturing sector will struggle to emerge from a prolonged slump.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
November 3, 2016

Truck Orders Drop 28% in September

Volvo Group

Truck orders for September fell 28% year-over-year, continuing a steady decline during 2016, ACT Research reported.

October 4, 2016

Factory Orders Post Largest Increase in Nine Months

Fiat Chrysler/Handout via Reuters

New orders for U.S. factory goods recorded their largest increase in nine months in July as demand increased broadly, an encouraging sign for the embattled manufacturing sector.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
September 2, 2016