November orders of tractors and trailers way up

These results were published in ACT’s latest state-of-the-industry report, covering Classes 5 through 8 vehicles for the North American market.

WAYUP“Class 8 has the largest backlog since October 2006 and on a per day basis, November’s build was the second best since December 2006,” said ACT president and senior analyst, Kenny Vieth.

Medium duty demand was not as notable, he said. “After a strong run from August to October that was in part augmented by the annual school bus order surge, medium duty orders pulled back in November, falling 3% year-over-year to 17,691 units.”

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