kscarbel Posted October 9, 2013 Share Posted October 9, 2013 Transport Topics / October 8, 2013Navistar received almost 5,900 orders for Classes 6 through 8 trucks in September, the highest monthly number since 2011.Over 2,100 of the orders were for Class 6 or 7 DuraStar trucks with Cummins ISB 6.7-liter engines.“September orders marked Navistar’s highest monthly order intake for Class 6/7 vehicles in almost two years, which strengthens our belief that the ISB will be the catalyst for improving our medium-duty business,” Bill Kozek, president of North America truck and parts for Navistar, said in the statement.Navistar estimated its Class 8 order share to have risen to 17.4% in September, up from 16.6% in August.Industry wide, new Class 8 orders rose 27.4 percent in September over the previous year, the eighth straight month of year-over-year growth. North American truck makers received almost 20,100 orders in September, the strongest total since May and up from 15,780 in the same month a year ago. On a sequential basis, September’s order intake rose 2.3% from August’s total of 19,649. Through three quarters, cumulative 2013 orders stand at 189,505, a 15.3% gain compared with 164,401 in the first nine months of 2012. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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