June Truck Orders Jump 41.3%

New Class 8 truck orders jumped 41.3% in June from a year earlier as fleets continued to invest in new equipment to better meet rising freight demand, ACT Research reported.

North American original equipment manufacturers booked about 26,600 net orders last month, compared with 18,831 in June 2013, according to the firm’s preliminary data.

June’s total also edged up 1.9% from the 26,115 orders recorded in May.

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