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Category: Cab, Trailer & Body New

Trailer Orders Up 43% from July 2016, Down from June

Trailer Orders Up 43% from July 2016, Down from June

| August 16, 2017

Preliminary estimates from ACT Research indicate that the trailer manufacturing industry recorded 14,450 July orders for trailer units “We saw continued strong year-over-year net order performance last month. As has been the pattern, solid dry van commitments helped lead the total industry, with significant year-over-year gains in flatbed trailers occurring as well,” said Frank Maly, […]

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June Trailer Production Up 6%

June Trailer Production Up 6%

| July 26, 2017

Total trailer production surpassed 27,000 June, capitalizing on one of the longer work schedules of the year. “Eight of ten trailer categories had higher production month over month,” said Frank Maly, Director–CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT. He continued, “Flatbeds posted the best sequential gain.” A jump in build rates, combined with a seasonally […]

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May Trailer Production Up 12% Sequentially

May Trailer Production Up 12% Sequentially

| June 21, 2017

Total trailer production was up 12% sequentially in May, and was 2% better than last year. “The majority of the May increase resulted from two more days in the schedule, although an increase in daily build rates also contributed,” said Frank Maly, Director–CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT. He continued, “Gains in dry vans […]

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May Net Trailer Orders Down 14% M/M, Up 27% YoY

May Net Trailer Orders Down 14% M/M, Up 27% YoY

| June 15, 2017

ACT’s preliminary estimate for May net trailer orders is 17,850 units. “Net orders were off approximately 14% m/m, but that was actually better than expected since historic order patterns call for decline in excess of 20% in May,” said Frank Maly, ACT’s Director of CV Transportation Analysis and Research. He continued, “The major May story […]

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Volvo Trucks Introduces Quick Turnaround Genuine Painted Parts Program

Volvo Trucks Introduces Quick Turnaround Genuine Painted Parts Program

| June 6, 2017

Volvo Trucks North America is now offering a Genuine Painted Parts Program, delivering genuine, factory-built replacement parts, custom painted for pre-order or quick turnaround. The Volvo Genuine Painted Parts Program offers customers and dealers the opportunity to order more than three dozen different parts, including hoods and bumpers, for both the Volvo VNL and VNM […]

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April Net Trailer Orders Surge 22% Versus Last Year

April Net Trailer Orders Surge 22% Versus Last Year

| May 16, 2017

ACT’s preliminary estimate for April Net Trailer Orders is 20,200 units, a surge of 22 percent versus the same period last year. “While net orders were off approximately 6% from March, industry patterns actually call for some softening in volume as we exit the industry’s normal ‘order season.’ On that basis, the April month-over-month decline […]

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