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Trailer Orders Soften in December 2021

Trailer Orders Soften in December 2021

The decline in trailer orders is attributed to supply chain disruptions, a labor shortage, and OEMs having to continue to manage backlogs.

January 13, 2022

Class 8 Orders Recover in December 2021

Class 8 Orders Recover in December 2021

After hitting a Class 8 cancellation speed-bump in November, orders rebounded to a level just above the second half of 2021 production trend in December, ACT Research reported.

January 6, 2022

November Trailer Orders Hit Year High
Trailer Orders Still Constrained by Supply Chain Problems
Class 8 Orders Remain Tight Due to OEM Production Issues
Trailer Orders Improve in September

Trailer Orders Improve in September

In September, trailer orders improved over 100% month-over-month to between 28,127 and 28,300 units, ACT Research and FTR reported.

October 22, 2021

Class 8 Orders Down Despite Strong Demand

Class 8 Orders Down Despite Strong Demand

September’s Class 8 order number is not a true indicator of 2022 truck demand, FTR’s Don Ake said, because OEM are delaying entering order until the health of the supply chain improves.

October 5, 2021

Trailer Makers Struggle to Meet High Demand

Trailer Makers Struggle to Meet High Demand

With fleets "desperate for new dry vans," trailer makers continue to struggle to increase production rates to meet high demand in the face of supply chain, staffing, and material shortage issues.

August 13, 2021

Class 8 Orders Remain Steady in July
Trailer Orders Still Subdued in June

Trailer Orders Still Subdued in June

While trailer orders in June came in above their weak May numbers, orders have continued to soften compared to 2020 order numbers.

July 13, 2021

June Truck Orders Moderate As Expected

June Truck Orders Moderate As Expected

With 2021 truck order backlogs filled, and 2022 orderbooks not fully opened, orders continue to align with expectations driven by the supply of open build slots.

July 6, 2021

ACT: Third of Class 4-8 Vehicles to be Battery-Electric in 10 Years
Trailer Orders Stabilize in March

Trailer Orders Stabilize in March

Net trailer orders for March rose between 6.4 and 12% over February numbers, to between 27,400 and 29,500 units, FTR and ACT Research reported.

April 19, 2021

Class 8 Production Dampened by Component Shortages

Class 8 Production Dampened by Component Shortages

While significantly more trucks are needed to handle freight growth, truck production continues to be limited by shortages of semiconductors and various other components, FTR reports.

April 5, 2021

Class 8 Truck Orders Remained Strong in February
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