December Class 8 orders lowest in two years

February 2009
Trailer / Body Builders;Feb2009, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p6
Trade Publication
This article reports on the decline in Class 8 net orders for December 2008, according to FTR Associates' North American Commercial Truck and Trailers Outlook service. Only 119,100 units were sold during the three-month period from October-December 2008. The forecast for 2009 faces a downward pressure amid order weakness and a noticeable decline in non-U.S. orders. According to Eric Starks of FTR Associates, the decline in demand exacerbates the negative outlook for Class 8 production in 2009.


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