Class 8 Orders Up 90% in June

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing June Class 8 truck total net orders for all major North American OEMs at 15,667 units, a 20.5% increase over the previous month net orders and 90.8% better than June 2009.

June orders reflect an annualized rate of 188,000 units, boosting the annualized rate for the first half 2010 orders to 137,000 units. The figure includes U.S., Canada, Mexico and Exports.

“The increase in order activity is a welcome sign that the recovery for the commercial vehicle industry remains on track,” said Eric Starks, President of FTR. “With the stronger order activity, production levels in the third quarter will likely be higher than initially anticipated.”

Final data for June will be available from FTR later in the month. Contact FTR Associates at [email protected] or 1-888-988-1699 ext 0 for more details.

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