Heavy Duty Trucking

AUG 2014

The Fleet Business Authority

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www.truckinginfo.com AUGUST 2014 • HDT 67 Equipment 60 80 100 2009.02 2009.04 2009.06 2009.08 2009.10 2009.12 2010.02 2010.04 2010.06 2010.08 2010.10 2010.12 2011.02 2011.04 2011.06 2011.08 2011.10 2011.12 2012.02 2012.04 2012.06 2012.08 2012.10 2012.12 2013.02 2013.04 2013.06 2013.08 2013.10 2013.12 Truck Demand Index Truck demand has remained positive for nearly the whole recovery so far. Despite this, the industry will still remain significantly below the level seen in the prior peak. SOURCE: FTR 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 30000 35000 2009.02 2009.04 2009.06 2009.08 2009.10 2009.12 2010.02 2010.04 2010.06 2010.08 2010.10 2010.12 2011.02 2011.04 2011.06 2011.08 2011.10 2011.12 2012.02 2012.04 2012.06 2012.08 2012.10 2012.12 2013.02 2013.04 2013.06 2013.08 2013.10 2013.12 New Truck Order Activity (Class 8, U.S. & Canada) Throughout 2013 new truck orders remained quite strong and surged at the end of the year. But, they remained well below the levels seen in 2004-2006. SOURCE: FTR 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Class 6 23,129 29,143 40,677 39,791 47,475 Class 7 39,090 38,350 41,212 46,857 47,524 Class 8 94,778 107,152 171,358 194,715 184,784 Totals 156,997 174,645 253,247 542,191 605,032 U.S. Retail Sales by Class (2009-2013) SOURCE: WARD'S COMMUNICATIONS 2013 retail sales showed a marked improve- ment over 2009, with Class 6 and 8 sales almost doubling since the recession.

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