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Issues Impacting Heavy-Duty Outlook

Supply-chain difficulties, COVID, inflation, high energy prices, robust freight and rates, and public policy continue to impact the heavy-duty outlook.

October Trailer Orders Down

October Trailer Orders Down

October preliminary net trailer orders were down approximately 40% from September and off 70% from last year’s peak order month.

Trailer Orders for June 2021

Trailer Orders for June 2021

Preliminary reports show trailer OEMs posted 11,100 net orders in June, 20% above May orders, but 19% below the same point last year.

Trailer Orders for May 2021

Trailer Orders for May 2021

Trailer OEMs posted 8,800 net orders in May, off 39% versus April, but almost 170% better than the COVID-impacted level last year.

Trailer Orders for April 2021

Trailer Orders for April 2021

US trailer orders for April 2021 fell nearly 52% from March but rose more than 3600% compared to the severely COVID-impacted April of 2020.

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NA Commercial Vehicle Outlook

The ACT Research N.A. Commercial Vehicle Outlook is a forecasting report for the commercial vehicle and transportation markets.

Trailer Orders for March 2021

Trailer Orders for March 2021

March 2021 net US trailer orders grew more than 13% from the previous month and rose 252%-plus compared to March of 2020.

New Trailer Orders February 2021

Trailer Orders for February 2021

According to the ACT Research U.S. Trailer Report, net US trailer orders fell 16% in February 2021 but rose 88% compared to February 2020.

US Trailer Orders October 2020

US Trailer Orders Continue Climb

According to ACT Research’s U.S. Trailers report, preliminary info for October indicates that US trailer orders are up 6% from September.