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FTR: January Class 8 Orders Up 20% Y/Y, Continues Positive Trend

February 09, 2017, 07:10 AM
Filed Under: Trucking

FTR released preliminary Class 8 net orders for January at a solid 21,600 units, continuing the remarkably consistent trend that began in October. January 2017 Class 8 orders were 20% better than January 2016. After a steady decline in order rates and backlog throughout most of 2016, the market righted itself in Q4. Class 8 orders for the past three months now annualize to 248,000 units, with backlogs expected to rise for the third straight month.

Click here to view the latest release and an interactive graph of the Class 8 Orders.

Don Ake, Vice President of Commercial Vehicles at FTR, commented, “The order increase will help to boost Q1 build rates and is more good news for the Class 8 market. It is unusual for January orders to be higher than any of the preceding Q4 months. This indicates fleets are more confident in market conditions than they were four months ago.  OEMs should begin to fill in their production

The full trailer data is available as part of FTR's North American Truck & Trailer Outlook service.

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