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Trailer orders up over last year

Jason Cannon October 30, 2013

September marked the second consecutive month with trailer industry net orders above the 240k rate on a seasonally adjusted basis.

According to ACT Research, September trailer orders climbed 3.5 percent from last year to 17,459 units. That marked the best monthly tally since April.

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Despite that strength, industry backlogs continue to be thin, ACT says. This information was included in the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers.

“October is the normal kick-off for the industry orders season,” says Frank Maly, Director-CV Transportation with ACT Research. “The upcoming months will be critical to laying the foundation for the 2014 market.”