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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.

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Weak October Class 8 Truck Orders Signal Subdued 2020

Class 8 truck orders hit a high point for 2019 in October; however, in what is traditionally a great month for truck orders, that performance marked the weakest level since 2016, according to preliminary reports.

August Truck Orders Show Modest Monthly Increase

Early reports on Class 8 truck orders for the month of August show a modest increase compared to July, but as manufacturers open up slots for 2020, it seems that fleets are in no hurry to fill them.

Class 8 Orders Remain Strong, Medium-Duty Consistent

Orders for Class 8 trucks moderated from the record-setting levels of this summer, but were still 21% better than a year ago, according to ACT Research, while used-truck sales improved over September. However, cancellations rose.

Truck Orders Moderate in October, Still Strong

October Class 8 orders were above 40,000 units for the eighth month in a row, but two different companies reporting the data put rather different spins on their analysis of the numbers.

Upfitter Backlogs Created by Strong Truck Demand

Strong demand for light- and medium-duty trucks in the 2018 model-year increased order-to-delivery (OTD) times, resulting in widespread upfitter backlogs despite reduced fleet allocation availability due to competing strong retail demand for trucks.