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January commercial orders meet expectations

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Preliminary net orders for North America medium- and heavy-duty GVW Classes 5-7 and Class 8 commercial vehicle for January were generally in line with expectations.

According to Americas Commercial Trucking (ACT) Research Co. LLC, the final numbers will approach 25,200 units for heavy-duty Class 8 trucks and 13,500 for medium-duty Classes 5-7 vehicles. The preliminary net order numbers are typically accurate to within 5% of actual.

“There were no surprises with the level of order intake in January,” says Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst, ACT Research. “The preliminary net orders for both Classes 5-7 and Class 8 support our forecasts for production in 2012,” he added.

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