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December 06, 2010 08:39 ET

Equity Research on Oshkosh Corporation and Wabash National Corporation - Trucking Industry Rejuvenated

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - December 6, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the trucks & other vehicles industry and has completed analytical research on Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) and Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

A revived shipping industry has provided a boost to the trucking industry heading into the holiday season. Even prior to the holiday season, the trucking industry had been mounting a comeback. The American Trucking Associate announced that September marked the 10th consecutive month that total tonnage moved by trucks went up. To keep up with this increased demand, it is estimated that over 230,000 new trucks will be needed in 2011. This would be almost 100,000 more new truck sales than in 2010. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the trucks & other vehicles industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the trucks & other vehicles industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Oshkosh Corporation and Wabash National Corporation; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

In addition to increased demand, aging fleets of trucks are also fuelling the need for new vehicles. The recession slowed the shipping industry and made many companies hesitant to purchase new vehicles. As a result, the fleet of trucks on the road now is the oldest since the late 1970's. Companies now with capital available should be eager to purchase trucks as maintenance costs skyrocket after a vehicle reaches the 600,000 mile mark. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Overall, stronger shipping figures coupled with an aging fleet have provided the truck manufacturing industry with a significant boost. 2011 could be an important growth year for the
 trucking industry if demand remains steady or continues to improve.

Looking at the latest quarterly results for this industry, specialty truck maker Oshkosh Corporation posted a net profit of $116.6 million which came in below Wall Street estimate as a result of a number of one-time charges. Oshkosh Corporation research report is accessible for free by registering today at

Even as it posted an operating loss of $4.2 million for its third quarter 2010, Wabash National Corporation is seeing some improvements for the future. The company has experienced a sturdy new order activity for its Q3 which it regards as a characteristically slow period for orders. Thus, the company started its fourth quarter with a backlog of $334 million. Wabash National Corporation research report is available for free by signing up now at

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