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    15,018.730
    480.510
    3.3%
  • OTRI.USA
    25.620
    -0.450
    -1.7%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,007.660
    477.070
    3.3%
  • TLT.USA
    2.670
    -0.020
    -0.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.930
    0.130
    4.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.250
    0.060
    1.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.440
    -0.030
    -2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    2.830
    0.020
    0.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.190
    -0.080
    -3.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.420
    0.140
    4.3%
  • WAIT.USA
    124.000
    0.000
    0%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,018.730
    480.510
    3.3%
  • OTRI.USA
    25.620
    -0.450
    -1.7%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,007.660
    477.070
    3.3%
  • TLT.USA
    2.670
    -0.020
    -0.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.930
    0.130
    4.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.250
    0.060
    1.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.440
    -0.030
    -2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    2.830
    0.020
    0.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.190
    -0.080
    -3.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
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  • WAIT.USA
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NewsTrucking

March medium-duty truck orders drop 32 percent from one year ago

Photo: Freightliner

March orders for new trucks in the medium-duty weight segment dropped 32 percent compared with the same month in 2018.

Preliminary orders for Class 5-7 trucks fell to the 20,000-order mark in March, down 23 percent from a month earlier, when orders were around 25,200, according to ACT Research.

“Classes 5-7 orders took their first respite in more than a year,” said Steve Tam, vice president of ACT.

March orders for new trucks in the heaviest Class 8 weight segment also experienced a significant decline as they plummeted 66 percent compared with the same month in 2018.

Final March new truck order numbers will be available in mid-April.

Clarissa Hawes, Senior Editor, Investigations and Enterprise

Clarissa has covered all aspects of the trucking industry for 14 years. She is an award-winning journalist known for her investigative and business reporting. Before joining FreightWaves, she wrote for Land Line Magazine and Trucks.com. If you have a news tip or story idea, send her an email to chawes@freightwaves.com.