Class 8 Orders Rebound in November While Medium Duty Falls

There were 36,600 net orders of Classes 5-8 vehicles in the month of November according to preliminary data from ACT Research.

“Class 8 net orders rebounded to 19,500 units for the month,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s president and senior analyst. “This follows cancellation-impacted October net orders of 13,900 units. But for cancellations, Class 8 net orders in October would have been comparable to November’s order total. Given peak order season, seasonal adjustment lowers the month’s net order tally to 18,000 units, a 216,000 unit SAAR.”

Medium duty Classes 5-7 orders fell to 17,100 units, down 18% month-over-month and 10% year-over-year.

“Year-to-date medium duty orders are flat. November is a neutral month on a seasonal basis, with adjustment reducing orders to 17,000,” Vieth said.

Complete industry data for November, including final order numbers, will be published in mid-December.

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