Most Recent Class 8 Orders

FTR Reports North American Class 8 Orders Continue at Record Levels in August

FTR reports that preliminary North American Class 8 orders for August hit another all-time high of 52,400 units, just surpassing last month’s total by 300 orders.  Class 8 orders were again exceptionally strong in the U.S. market, with most OEM’s racking up great order months. Orders were even m/m and up 153% y/y. Orders continue their hot streak in 2018. Six of the top twelve order months ever, have occurred in the first eight months of this year.  North American Class 8 orders for the past twelve months have now totaled 477,000 units.

Carriers continue to scramble to get enough trucks on the road to handle the robust freight growth.  The surging economy and vibrant manufacturing sector are stretching the logistics system to the limit. In some markets, goods are moving slower due to supply chain gridlocks, necessitating even more trucks to deliver goods.

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