'09 Class 8 market revised down by 76,000 units

Weber, Rick
November 2008
Trailer / Body Builders;Nov2008, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports that FTR Associates reduced its 2009 forecast for North American factory shipment Class 8 to 150,000 units. Its forecast was adjusted in light of the weak consumer sector, struggling state governments, and the inability of businesses to purchase equipment. Actual sales may amount to an additional 25,000-30,000 above 150,000 if the recession does not last as long as expected and if businesses decide to lower the age of their fleets or pre-buy to beat the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandate.


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