trailer orders

Business, Equipment

January Trailer Orders Down 43% Year-Over-Year

Stoughton Trailer factory Stoughton Trailers

Net trailer orders in the United States for January underscored that caution remains a central factor in fleets’ equipment purchasing plans, as orders sank to the lowest total of any January in 10 years, ACT reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 20, 2020
Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders Hit Year-End Slump; Backlog for 2020 Slides Lower

Wabash National trailer worker A worker at the Wabash National Corp. manufacturing facility in Lafayette, Ind. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

Net U.S. trailer orders in December fell to just below 18,000, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 15, 2020
Business, Equipment

November Trailer Orders Weaken, Leaving Excess Production Capacity

Stoughton Trailer factory Workers assemble a trailer frame at Stoughton Trailers' Brodhead, Wis., manufacturing plant. (Stoughton Trailers via YouTube)

Net orders for U.S. trailers in November fell 56% to just below 20,000, ACT Research reported — putting excess production capacity in the spotlight.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 19, 2019
Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders Fall Amid Concerns Over 2020

Stoughton trailers Stoughton Trailers

FTR reported preliminary net U.S. trailer orders for November dropped to 20,200 as fleets are becoming more cautious about freight conditions in 2020.

December 16, 2019
Business, Equipment

September Trailer Orders Jump, Spark Hopes for Good 2020

Trailer orders An employee inspects the interior of a recently completed trailer at the Wabash National Corp. facility in Lafayette, Ind. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Net U.S. trailer orders in September strengthened to nearly 19,000 compared with weaker tallies during the summer, but still were far below the record year-ago level, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 16, 2019
Business, Equipment

Cancellations Push June Trailer Orders to Nearly 10-Year Low

Hyundai Translead trailer factory Hyundai Translead trailer manufacturing plant by Hyundai

Preliminary net U.S. trailer orders for June dropped to the lowest point in nearly a decade, just surpassing 6,000, following heavy cancellations amid concerns over the 2020 freight environment, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 16, 2019
Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders in May Fall to Lowest Point in Nearly Three Years

Hyundai Translead trailer Hyundai Translead refrigerated interior by Hyundai Translead

U.S. trailer orders plunged below 11,000 in May to the lowest point in nearly three years, tracking the orders for Class 8 vehicles that plummeted earlier in the month.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 27, 2019
Business, Equipment

April Trailer Orders Slide Amid Scarce Production Slots

Stoughton trailers at Wisconsin plant Newly manufactured trailers line up at the Stoughton plant in Stoughton, Wis. (Stoughton Trailers)

U.S. trailer orders in April dropped 40% to 13,200 compared with a year earlier as open production slots in 2019 remained scarce, FTR reported, citing trailer makers’ preliminary data.

May 17, 2019
Business, Equipment

January Trailer Orders Fall 35%, but Extend Record Backlog

Stoughton trailer Stoughton Trailers

U.S. trailer orders in January reached 25,800, dropping 35% compared with a year earlier, according to ACT Research Co.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 20, 2019
Business, Equipment

December Orders Plunge Amid High Backlog of Trailers

Trailer Orders A Strick trailer display at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. trailer orders plummeted to 27,800 units in December, off 40% compared with 45,802 a year earlier, reflecting lengthy backlogs and suddenly cautious fleets, ACT Research Co. reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 17, 2019

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