A strong order season continued for the trailer industry, with 32,194 net orders placed for an 86% increase over September 2013, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).
“The pace of orders continues to amaze,” said Frank Maly, Director – CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT. “September new and net orders both saw 29% sequential gains.”
Maly said that year-to-date, net orders rose 51%.
“Strong quarter-ending production levels combined with an inventory drawdown to push shipment levels to almost 26,900 units, the best volume since June 2006,” Maly added.