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Category: Cab, Trailer & Body New

February Trailer Orders Trail January but Robust vs. Last Year

February Trailer Orders Trail January but Robust vs. Last Year

| March 20, 2017

U.S. Net Trailer Orders for February on a preliminary basis stand at 26,400 units, according to ACT Research. “We’ve seen delayed timing this order season, as fleets appeared to wait to make their investment decisions ‘post-election.’ That makes analysis of monthly changes as well as year-over-year results a bit challenging. The January to February decline […]

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HD Vehicle Demand Up in China

HD Vehicle Demand Up in China

| March 16, 2017

Domestic demand in China for heavy duty (HD) trucks increased significantly in Q4 of 2016, rising nearly 36%, albeit slower than Q3’s 51% year-over-year expansion, according to the most recent China Commercial Vehicle Outlook, jointly published quarterly by ACT and China’s State Information Center (SIC).  “Coupled with improvement in market demand, the levelling-out of China’s […]

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NorthEast Truck and Trailer Expands in Nova Scotia

NorthEast Truck and Trailer Expands in Nova Scotia

| March 10, 2017

  Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of refrigerated trailers  of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, has announced that the company has expanded its operations into Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, with the acquisition of Provincial Equipment, a former Utility dealer since 2002. This new location is a sales, service and parts facility. “Provincial Equipment is a significant trailer dealer […]

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December Trailer Orders Down vs. November but Up 30% vs. Last Year

December Trailer Orders Down vs. November but Up 30% vs. Last Year

| January 24, 2017

The trailer industry closed 2016 on a solid note, as December dry van orders were up 26% year-over-year, with reefer orders up almost 140% over 2015.  Despite that solid y/y performance, both new and net orders were down 5% from the previous month. Additionally, the impact of higher energy prices was evident in the vocational […]

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New & Net Trailer Orders More than Double Previous Month in November

New & Net Trailer Orders More than Double Previous Month in November

| December 23, 2016

Spoiler alert: Good News. New and net trailer orders surged in November, strongly indicating that the trailer buying season has begun. Driven mostly by Dry Vans, November net orders climbed 71% month-over-month, according to ACT Research Co. A drop in cancellations also helped boost last month’s sales. “Dry vans were also nearly equivalent to year-ago […]

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Utility Trailer Opens New Location in Las Vegas

Utility Trailer Opens New Location in Las Vegas

| December 16, 2016

Leading trailer supplier Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has announce that it has opened a new full-service and parts location in Nevada, Utility Trailer Sales of Las Vegas. Founded in 1914, the company designs and manufactures dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, and aerodynamic side skirts. “We have been servicing the Las Vegas area for several […]

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