ACT Research: Classes 5-8 Orders for December In Line with November

January 03, 2013

SHARING TOOLS        | Print Subscribe
North America heavy-duty Classes 5-8 preliminary net orders for December represent an improvement from where orders were through most of 2012.

The final numbers, which will be released mid-January, will approach 14,200 units for medium-duty Classes 5-7 vehicles and trucks and 21,300 for heavy-duty Class 8. The preliminary net order numbers are typically accurate to within 5% of actual.

Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst, ACT Research, said, We suspect the looming 'fiscal cliff was a limiting factor in what is typically a strong order month for Class 8. With the biggest piece of fiscal uncertainty now in the rearview mirror, improved forward visibility should allow for better orders in coming months.

The 21,300 Class 8 orders booked in the month were modestly ahead of Novembers order total. Like Class 8, medium-duty vehicle orders were in line with November volumes, with 14,200 net orders booked. December represented the sixth consecutive month of year-over-year order improvement.

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 2000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.


ELDs and Telematics

sponsored by
sponsor logo

Scott Sutarik from Geotab will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Sleeper Cab Power

Steve Carlson from Xantrex will answer your questions and challenges

View All