Trailer orders reach highest point in 7 years

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Great DaneTrailer orders in December surged to their strongest levels since March 2006, reported ACT Research earlier this week, ending 2012 on a strong note by spiking a whopping 38 percent from November. 

For the year, trailer shipments were up about 13 percent.

“The fact that orders strengthened in the face of the fiscal cliff speaks to the strength of underlying trailer demand and the ongoing health of trucking fundamentals,” said Frank Maly, Director-CV Transportation with ACT Research. “We believe that rising consumer and business confidence will bode well for continued strength in trailer demand in 2013.”