Owing to its broader base of applications and vocational niches, medium-duty demand held up relatively well on an absolute basis in April when compared to their bigger [Class 8] brethren.
January Class 8, Medium-Duty Truck Orders Dip
North American Class 8 orders for January are down month over month but up year over year, according to both FTR and ACT Research. Following a consistent trend over the last four months of averages of 19,000 trucks, January totals dropped to 17,700 units. ACT reports show a similar drop in medium-duty.