Preliminary North American Class 5-8 truck net orders for January were generally in line with expectations, as reported by ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT).
The final numbers, which will be released mid-February, will approach 25,200 units for Class 8 trucks and 13,500 for Class 5-7. The preliminary net order numbers are typically accurate to within 5% of actual.
“There were no surprises with the level of order intake in January,” said Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst, ACT Research. “The preliminary net orders for both Classes 5-7 and Class 8 support our forecasts for production in 2012.”
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