Hauling Industry News

Class 8 orders still lag as tariffs cloud future

By Pulltarps Mfg | July 25, 2019

Story by Josh Fisher / www.fleetowner.com

2019 is off to the weakest first six months of heavy-duty orders this decade; while medium-duty orders benefit from the strong consumer economy.
Josh Fisher | Jul 03, 2019

North America Class 8 orders were up in June — compared to May’s three-year low — but significantly down compared to June of 2018, according to preliminary data from two research firms that track trucking industry sales. And with tariff uncertainty still rippling through the industry, OEMs are cautious about taking on new orders too far in advance.