Trailer orders jump in September

Net trailer orders for September jumped 32% over August and sit a robust 80% year-over-year, according to the latest data from FTR.

The firm reported September orders at 32,111 units with particular strength in dry vans. FTR said the increase was due to the “tremendous strength of the current trailer market and the booking of orders into 2015.”

“September orders at the larger OEMs reflect their increasing capacity constraints, which are recognized by the larger fleets,” said Don Ake, vice president of commercial vehicles. “To firm up their requirements for all of 2015, those fleets have started placing large orders now. The orders are spread throughout 2015, so they should not put much additional stress on production rates.”

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