Trucking Firms Boost Orders for New Vehicles
By Erica E. Phillips | Jan. 5, 2018 8:00 a.m. ET
Freight-hauling firms are loading up on new trucks to meet strong demand from shippers and to attract drivers.
Trucking fleets in the U.S., Canada and Mexico ordered 37,500 heavy-duty trucks of the sort used on long-haul routes in December, according to ACT Research, which compiles industry statistics. That was up 76% from a year earlier and marked the strongest monthly demand for new trucks in three years.
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