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

| June 15, 2017

Wabash trailer

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 is the continuation of the 2016/17 order season momentum. After a very slow start last fall, orders have been up y/y every month since December, with both April and May posting y/y gains of 25% or better.”

Preliminary information shows that dry vans were the major contributor to the solid May performance. Maly concluded, “Dry vans, while off month-over-month as history projects, were up almost 50% versus last year. Flatbeds, dumps, and tanks also posted solid y/y results last month.”

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