ACT Research: Used Class 8 Truck Same Dealer Sales Decline in April, Up 1% Year-Over-Year

Posted on 25. May, 2017 by in Press Releases, Used Trucks

COLUMBUS, IN – Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes dropped in April, breaking a three-month run of double-digit gains, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. Total volumes for the dealers in ACT’s sample continue to show modest improvement for […]

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ACT Research: Class 8 Backlog Rises Close to April of 2016 Levels

Posted on 19. May, 2017 by in Uncategorized

May 19, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Strong orders surpassed build in April, boosting industry backlogs to their best level since March 2016. The order strength in 2017 has largely been by the tractor daycab market. “In April, tractor daycab orders were up nearly 200% from year-ago levels, while year-to-date net order performance is up 92%,” […]

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ACT Research: Pricing index shows seventh consecutive month of positive readings

Posted on 12. May, 2017 by in Uncategorized

COLUMBUS, IN – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that April’s volume reading grew slower following last month’s three-year high, although evidencing clear acceleration in the growth trend. This also marked the seventh consecutive month of positive price index readings. “Business was definitely better in April and we expect it to continue […]

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Heavy & Medium Duty Preliminary Orders Show Moderation in April

Posted on 03. May, 2017 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – Following eight consecutive months with steadily higher volumes, North American Medium Duty & Heavy Duty Classes 5-8 net orders moderated in April’s preliminary reading, sliding 13% from March to 42,500 units. All of the month-over-month decline in April was related to slower Medium Duty vehicle orders. Note that these numbers are preliminary. […]

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March trailer production increases, shipments meet seasonal expectations

Posted on 25. Apr, 2017 by in Press Releases, Trailers

COLUMBUS, IN –Facilitated by the additional build days, trailer production jumped 25% from February, the highest level since March of last year. “Roughly 60% of the month-over-month gain came from the additional build days in the quarter-ending month, while the remaining 40% improvement came from a 94 upd sequential jump in the build rate,” said […]

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Used Class 8 Truck Same Dealer Sales Close First Quarter of 2017 with Third Sequential Increase

Posted on 24. Apr, 2017 by in Uncategorized

April 24, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, IN – Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes continued to show strength in the closing month of the first quarter, increasing month-over-month with a third sequential double-digit rise, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by […]

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Natural Gas Class 8 Retail Sales Have Healthy Start to 2017, Heavy Industry Focus on Electric

Posted on 21. Apr, 2017 by in Natural Gas, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – U.S. and Canadian natural gas heavy duty retail sales had a healthy start to 2017, boosted mostly from refuse fleets, transit, and school bus operators, according to the most recent Natural Gas & Alternative Fuels Quarterly publication released today by ACT Research. “The best January in the past three years set up […]

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March’s Class 8 Backlog Rises for Fifth Straight Month

Posted on 18. Apr, 2017 by in Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – Thanks to the healthy order levels noted at the beginning of the month, coupled with what are still fairly restrained build levels, Class 8 backlogs increased again in March. The month-ending data from March indicates that the second quarter fill rate is running well ahead of historical norms. OEM build plans now […]

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ACT Research: Volume reading shows highest level since March of 2014

Posted on 17. Apr, 2017 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that March’s volume reading soared to the highest level since March of 2014, to 71.1 points; this was twenty points above both the February and the twelve-month average readings. “Load demand continued to be fairly steady through the end of month and quarter. […]

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ACT Research: March Net Trailer Orders Up 45% Y/Y, Fourth Straight Month with a Positive Y/Y Comp

Posted on 17. Apr, 2017 by in Press Releases

ACT’s preliminary estimate for March net trailer orders is 21,500 units. Final March volume will be available later this month. Our methodology allows us to generate a preliminary estimate of the market that should be within +/- 3% of the final order tally.“Commitments have been delayed this order season, as fleets carefully monitored economic conditions […]

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