ACT Research: Trailer Industry November Orders 4th Highest in Industry History

COLUMBUS, IN – November trailer orders were just over 36,000 units, up 43% year over year, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).

“The opening months of this order cycle reflect unprecedented strength,” said Frank Maly, Director – CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT. “September, October, and November order volumes are all in the industry top 10, at #7, #1, and #4 respectively. They are also the strongest three consecutive order months in industry history.” Year-to-date, net orders are up 55%.

Maly added that industry backlogs continue to grow and are now at the highest level of the recovery – double that of a year ago.

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