Preliminary February orders reached 32,000 units, the fifth consecutive month that trailer orders exceeded 30,000 units.

Last month’s order activity was 24 percent above a year ago and if the preliminary figures hold, it will be a record February for trailer orders.

“The trailer market remains red-hot,” says FTR Vice President of Commercial Vehicles Don Ake. “Fleets are scrambling to add capacity and are ordering large numbers of trucks and trailers.”

Orders dropped from the huge volumes of the past three months, and dropped 20 percent month-over-month, but remain historically high. Backlogs, FTR predicts, should rise above 170,000 units for the

Read the rest of this article by one of our favorite contributors who provide some of the best supply chain content in the industry.