US fleets return to trailer orderboard in April

US fleets returned to the orderboard in April, following recent lackluster performance, according to ACT Research Co. However, the gains were not universal across all trailer categories.

“The industry booked 22,017 net orders in April. While that was a 12.3 per cent month-over-month increase, the widely ranging performance across the various trailer types was striking,” says Frank Maly, Director-CV Transportation with ACT Research.

“Dry vans supported the total industry with a 41.9per cent month-over-month gain, while reefer vans posted a 33.7% month-over-month decline. The reefer weakness was entirely from weak new orders, as cancellations were insignificant,” he adds.

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