ACT Research: Trailer Industry Remains Unabated in September

COLUMBUS, IN – September saw a continuation of a strong order season for the trailer industry, with 32,194 net orders placed, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).

“The pace of orders continues to amaze,” said Frank Maly, Director – CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT. “September new and net orders both saw 29% sequential gains and net orders are up 86% year over year.” Maly said that year-to-date, net orders rose 51%.

“Strong quarter-ending production levels combined with an inventory drawdown to push shipment levels to almost 26,900 units, the best volume since June 2006,” Maly added.

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