According to ACT Research, the total number of Class 5 to 8 truck orders booked in September were up 21% compared to the same period last year.
Net orders for Class 5 to 8 trucks over the past 12 months totaled 540,000 units, which is the strongest 12-month period of truck orders since November 2005.
While Class 8 truck orders were down 500 units from August, orders were 32% higher compared to September 2013.
Preliminary Class 5 to 7 orders were up 3% from August and 9% from last September.
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