Trailer shipments in August hit the highest level since June 2007, as shipments were up 14 percent over July.
ACT noted that shipments for the first quarter of 2011 were more than double compared with the same quarter last year.
Net orders of commercial trailers rose 25 percent to 21,990 in February from January, ACT Research said.
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