COLUMBUS, IN – For the month of November, preliminary Classes 5-8 order data show the industry booked 36,600 net orders. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for November, including final order numbers, will be published in mid-December.
“Class 8 net orders rebounded to 19,500 units for the month,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s president and senior analyst. “This follows cancellation-impacted October net orders of 13,900 units. But for cancellations, Class 8 net orders in October would have been comparable to November’s order total. Given peak order season, seasonal adjustment lowers the month’s net order tally to 18,000 units, a 216,000 unit SAAR.”
Medium duty Classes 5-7 orders fell to 17,100 units, down 18% month over month and 10% year over year. “Year-to-date medium duty orders are flat. November is a neutral month on a seasonal basis, with adjustment reducing orders to 17,000,” said Vieth.
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