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Why are heavy truck build levels so low?

Posted by Don Ake on Sep 1, 2021 9:27:46 AM

Don Ake discusses the supply chain issues inhibiting heavy truck build levels.

This Q&A response from The FTR Experts came from our July State of Freight webinar. View the video and the key takeaways below.

 
Key Takeaways:
  • Despite a solid recovery from the shutdown in spring 2020, build levels have plateaued despite incredible demand and peaks remain much lower than pre-pandemic peaks.
  • The greatest obstacle to heavy truck production remains to be a shortage of semiconductors, a shortage with no certain end in sight.

 

Tags: trucking, transportation, state of freight, heavy, build levels

 

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