ACT Research: November Preliminary Orders Up YTD and Year-over Year

Posted on 04. Dec, 2013 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – November NA Classes 5-7 net orders are expected at 18,000 units (±5%) and Class 8 orders are expected at 21,200 units (±5%), when actual data are released mid-month.

“The ‘Great OK’ continued for Classes 5-8 commercial vehicle orders placed in November,” said Steve Tam, ACT’s Vice President – Commercial Vehicle Sector. After posting the best order month since February 2008 in October, November’s Classes 5-7 vehicle preliminary orders exceeded trend and expectations. Compared to a year ago, medium duty orders were up 26% in November and 11% YTD. Class 8 net orders, which had spiked to their highest level in nearly two years in October, retreated in November. November’s Class 8 order volume represents gains of 6% compared to last November and 13% YTD.

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