Used Class 8 Truck Same Dealer Sales Continued Rise into February

Posted on 28. Mar, 2017 by in Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales volumes improved for a second consecutive month in February, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “Total volumes were also higher year-over-year compared to February 2016, and year-to-date relative to the same […]

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ACT Research Seminar #56 In Retrospect: Unanswered Questions Remain on the Future of CV Industry as New Technology & Political Intrigue Surface

Posted on 23. Mar, 2017 by in Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN –ACT Research Co., LLC, of Columbus, Indiana, completed its 56th commercial vehicle industry seminar, held March 20th – March 22nd, which provided attendees with comprehensive analysis about the future direction of the market for new and used trucks, trailers, the nation’s economy, and overall trucking-related issues. An overview and update on future technology […]

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ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index Volume Shows Second Consecutive Above-Trend Reading for 2017

Posted on 15. Mar, 2017 by in Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that February’s volume reading showed growth at a slower rate from January’s three-year high, falling to 57.1 points. That reading was still over four points above the rolling twelve-month average. “That is the second consecutive above-trend reading in what is typically a slow […]

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ACT Research: China sees heavy duty demand increase in closing quarter of 2016

Posted on 14. Mar, 2017 by in Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – Domestic need for heavy trucks increased significantly in Q4 of 2016, rising nearly 36%, albeit slower than Q3’s 51% year-over-year expansion, according to the most recent China Commercial Vehicle Outlook, jointly published quarterly by ACT and China’s State Information Center (SIC). The Outlook includes an overview of the China economy and a […]

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Electrification coming, alt fuels continue to expand

Posted on 07. Mar, 2017 by in Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN –  According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), five firms will split $18 million in grant funding to advance plug-in electric technology for cars and heavy-duty vehicles, as noted in the N.A. On-highway CV Engine Outlook, by Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research and Rhein Associates. The N.A. On-highway CV Engine Outlook is […]

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Heavy & Medium Duty Orders Rise to 14-Month High in February

Posted on 03. Mar, 2017 by in Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – Preliminary Classes 5-8 data for February indicate industry net orders rose to a fourteen-month high, 45,900 units. That aggregate volume represents a 12% improvement compared to February 2016. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for February, including final order numbers, will be published in mid-March. North American Class 8 […]

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Used Class 8 Truck Same Dealer Sales Start New Year on High Note

Posted on 28. Feb, 2017 by in Uncategorized

February 28, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, IN – Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales volumes started 2017 on a positive note, up markedly compared to a relatively weak January 2016. Somewhat uncharacteristically, sales also rose from December, marking a second consecutive month-over-month increase, according to the latest release of the State of the […]

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January trailer orders up year-over-year, slightly down compared to December

Posted on 21. Feb, 2017 by in Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN –The industry closed the first month of the year with orders up 92% year-over-year, however volume was still off 6% sequentially, as total net orders approached 33,000 units. Seasonal adjustment made January the best order month in the past 15.  “While 2017 order season timing has lagged, recent order activity indicates a substantive, […]

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ACT Research: January’s Class 8 Orders Leap, Consistent Demand from Medium Duty Remains

Posted on 20. Feb, 2017 by in Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – Class 8 backlogs moved in the right direction at the start of 2017. “Stronger orders, coupled with modest build, allowed backlogs to rise 7,600 units from December to 99,600 units,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT Research President and Senior Analyst. Heavy duty net orders jumped to a thirteen-month high in January at 22,188 […]

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Rebalancing capacity accelerates, volume and productivity indexes soar

Posted on 14. Feb, 2017 by in Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the freight component of the index rising faster than the capacity component, boosting the spread to a level not seen since early 2014. The data suggests that the process of rebalancing capacity that started in the second half of 2016 accelerated in early […]

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