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Strong January for commercial trailer orders

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January, 2012, trailer net orders eased from December, 2011, to 26,000 units. However, they were the strongest orders for the first month of the year since 2006.

The update comes from the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report published by Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research.

“The trailer industry is now entering its third year of the recovery cycle,” reports Frank Maly, director-CV transportation with ACT Research. “Rising backlogs and low levels of cancellation activity add to the strength of demand for trailers.

“Availability of component supplies will support slow growth in build in 2012, but quantum leaps in production do not appear to be in the cards at this time.”

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