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U.S. Trailer Net Orders Up 2% M/M, but Down 72% Y/Y and 51% YTD

U.S. Trailer Net Orders Up 2% M/M, but Down 72% Y/Y and 51% YTD

| September 27, 2019

With 2020 orderboards fully open, the dramatic lack of fleet interest continues to astound New US trailer orders of 14.8k were up 7% month-over-month, and after accounting for cancellations, net orders of 10.6k hit their second sequential increase in nine months, rising 2% from July, but down 72% compared to August of 2018. Year-to-date, however, […]

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Trailer Orders for August Remain in Low Holding Pattern

Trailer Orders for August Remain in Low Holding Pattern

| September 18, 2019

Final trailer orders for August remain in a low holding pattern at 10,400 units FTR reports final trailer orders for August remain in a low holding pattern at 10,400 units, up 1% m/m.  Continuing the recent trend for 2019 trailer orders, August activity was -71% y/y.  Cancellations were elevated for the third consecutive month as […]

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Heavy Duty Market Conditions Continue to Deteriorate

Heavy Duty Market Conditions Continue to Deteriorate

| September 11, 2019

Industry should be preparing for down weeks starting as early as Q4 According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, expectations for the Class 8 and trailer markets anticipate an immanent pullback in build rates, as market conditions continue to deteriorate. “With no substantive changes to the economics underlying […]

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Phillips Connect Technologies Releases EZTrac™ No-Hassle Real-Time Asset Tracker

Phillips Connect Technologies Releases EZTrac™ No-Hassle Real-Time Asset Tracker

| September 11, 2019

Solutions bring the power of connected trailers within an affordable reach for the entire truck-trailer transportation market Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) has released EZTrac™ and EZTrac™ Plus. These no-hassle asset tracking solutions give 24/7 visibility of a trailer or chassis fleet while only requiring minimal install time.   EZTrac is a rugged, real-time, high-performance asset […]

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Spartan Motors Acquires Royal Truck Body

Spartan Motors Acquires Royal Truck Body

| September 10, 2019

Acquisition Expands Spartan’s West Coast and Southwest Geographic Reach with Six Additional Manufacturing, Assembly, and Distribution Facilities Spartan Motors, Inc vehicle manufacturing and assembly for the commercial and retail vehicle industries (including last-mile delivery, specialty vehicles, commercial vehicle assembly, and vocation-specific upfit segments), as well as for the emergency response and recreational vehicle markets, has […]

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Class 8 Market Indicators Divergent

Class 8 Market Indicators Divergent

| September 3, 2019

Freight and vehicle demand, data increasingly suggest the US economy is decelerating, amid increasing uncertainty, particularly as it relates to tariff impositions According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, Class 8 market indicators are divergent, with some at all-time highs even as other metrics point to coming weakness. The medium duty market measures are […]

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