Truck orders jump to year’s high

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Updated Nov 7, 2012

Preliminary data for Class 8 truck sales in North America shows the highest level of net orders since the start of the year — 23,200 units — on both an actual and seasonally adjusted scale, according to industry research firm ACT Research. Prelim data for Class5-7 vehicles shows 18,500 net orders, the highest seasonally adjusted level since April 2011. On an actual orders basis, the number of Class 5-7 vehicle orders were their highest in 56 months. 

Final numbers will be released in the middle of the month.