Preliminary Class 8 Orders Down 45% In December

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing December Class 8 total net orders for all major North American OEMs at 8,775 units – a 45% drop from the same month in 2007.

The figure includes U.S., Canada, Mexico and exports and is the weakest monthly order activity since mid-2002.

Final data for December and total 2008 will be available from FTR later in the month.

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