U.S. van trailer orders in February down 32% month-over-month while all other trailers up 31%: ACT Research

COLUMBUS, Indiana , March 27, 2012 (press release) – In February the performance differences between total vans and all other trailers was striking: net orders for total van trailers were off 32% month over month while all other trailers posted a gain of 31%. This update on industry performance was reported in the latest State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT) February 23, 2012.

“Backlogs have risen to the highest level during this recovery cycle and the strongest orderboard since August 2006,” reported Frank Maly, Director-CV Transportation with ACT Research. “We expect to see a gradual growth path in production during the next 6 months,” he added. The trailer industry is entering its third year of the recovery cycle.

ACT is the worldwide leading publisher of new and used commercial vehicle (CV) industry data, market analysis and forecasting services for the North American market, as well as the U.S. tractor-trailer market and the China CV market. ACT’s CV services are used by all major North American truck and trailer manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as the banking and investment community in North America, Europe and China. For more information on ACT, please visit http://www.actresearch.net.

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