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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Heavy & Medium Duty Orders Rise to 13-Month High in January

Posted on 03. Feb, 2017 by in Press Releases

February 3, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, IN – Preliminary Classes 5-8 data for January indicate industry net orders rose to a thirteen-month high, 45,300 units. That aggregate volume represents a 27% improvement compared to January, 2016. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for January, including final order numbers, will be published […]

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From Panama to the Last Mile: Changing Distribution Patterns

Posted on 30. Jan, 2017 by in Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – ACT Research will hold its 56th commercial vehicle seminar in March in Columbus, Indiana. The seminar, which will be held March 20-22, has as its theme, “From Panama to the Last Mile: Changing Distribution Patterns.” Ken Vieth, ACT’s Sr. Partner and General Manager, said, “Our company is known for analysis and forecasting […]

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Used Class 8 Truck Same Dealer Sales Climb Again in December

Posted on 24. Jan, 2017 by in Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales volumes ended 2016 one percent above November, and up 11% year-over-year compared to last December. The positive close to the year marked three consecutive months of year-over-year increases, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published […]

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December New and Net Trailer Orders Down Versus November but up 30% versus Last Year

Posted on 20. Jan, 2017 by in Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN –The industry closed 2016 on a solid note, as December dry van orders were up 26% year-over-year, with reefer orders up almost 140% over 2015. Despite that solid y/y performance, both new and net orders were down 5% from the previous month. Additionally, the impact of higher energy prices was evident in the […]

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Class 8 Demand Realignment Ahead, Medium Duty Continues Trend

Posted on 19. Jan, 2017 by in Press Releases

January 19, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, IN – NA Class 8 retail sales firmed into the end of 2016 in seasonal fashion, rising to a six-month high 21,281 units sold, and bringing the full-year sales total to 249,952 units. Set against strengthening orders, seasonal production weakness reduced December build to 14,145 units, leaving the […]

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Heavy Duty & Medium Duty Orders End Year Lukewarm

Posted on 05. Jan, 2017 by in Uncategorized

COLUMBUS, IN – In December, preliminary North America Classes 5-8 net order data show the industry booked 42,000 units, bringing the full-year net order tally to 415,600. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for December, including final order numbers, will be published in mid-January. “Demand for Class 8 units ended 2016 on […]

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ACT Research Offers Free Natural Gas Report, Expanded Coverage of Alternative Transportation Fuel Market

Posted on 23. Dec, 2016 by in Natural Gas, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – Contrary to other reports in the transportation world, ACT Research believes the natural gas and alternative fuel industries in the U.S. are very much alive and kicking. The leading publisher of new and used commercial vehicle industry data, market analysis and forecasting services for North America continues to monitor the alternative transportation […]

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