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FTR Reports July Preliminary Trailer Orders at 28,000 Units – A Record for the Month of July

U.S. trailer orders set a record for the month of July, coming in at a surprising 28,000 units. Trailer orders have now totaled an impressive 350,000 units for the past twelve months.  Orders were up 109% y/y.

OEMs have opened up some of the 2019 order boards, so fleets have started ordering a couple months early to reserve build spots and lock in prices. Carriers expect to add more trucks in 2019 and will need additional trailers for them. Freight growth continues to strain industry capacity. Refrigerated van orders were particularly strong, and dry van orders rebounded after a weak June.

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