North America Class 8 build plan rises in August, moderates for medium duty

Posted on 19. Sep, 2017 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

Fifty-nine percent of August’s North American Class 8 orders are scheduled for build this year, and the fill rates are generally in line with historical averages. “Based on the build plans, Q4 was filled to 62% versus a historical fill rate of 69%,” said Tim Denoyer, ACT Research’s Vice President and Senior Analyst. He continued, […]

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Interest in electric powered trucks and tractors accelerated by GHG-2 regulations and SuperTruck II funding

Posted on 19. Sep, 2017 by in Engines, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN –  Following a quarter heavily focused on automated manual transmissions, the attention in Q3’2017 has been directed to electric power, 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 designed to present historical trends, current activity and […]

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New School Bus Fuel Calculator Provides Real Operating Costs

Posted on 14. Sep, 2017 by in ACT in the News, Natural Gas

School Transportation News collaborated with ACT Research to provide readers with an online tool that calculates real-world fuel, overall operating and ownership costs based on individual district or bus operator data. ACT Research, a commercial vehicle analyst, first developed its fuel calculator and unveiled it last month for the trucking industry. But as Type C […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: August’s Volume index reading advanced by ten points from July

Posted on 14. Sep, 2017 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that August’s freight volume reading advanced for the eighth consecutive month to 67.0, actual and seasonally adjusted. August’s freight reading represents an almost 10 point jump above July and 4 points above the year-to-date average. Please note that the survey was conducted in […]

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N.A. Heavy & Medium Duty Preliminary Orders Show Slight M/M Decline, Up 28% from Last Year

Posted on 06. Sep, 2017 by in Uncategorized

COLUMBUS, IN – North American MD & HD Classes 5-8 net orders declined in August, dropping 1,400 units from last month, while rising 28% year over year. “Seasonally adjusted, orders rose 1.8% to 42,700 units,” said Steve Tam, Vice President at ACT Research. He continued, “On that basis, Classes 5-8 orders have ranged from 41,400 […]

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Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales declined in July, up over last year

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

COLUMBUS, IN – Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes continued to decline in July, falling 5% month-over-month, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “Channel analysis indicates that the retail and wholesale declines were the primary drivers behind the overall […]

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Protected: Economic & Equipment Survey Results

Posted on 21. Aug, 2017 by in Uncategorized

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North America Class 8 production increased in July, slower pace for medium duty

Posted on 18. Aug, 2017 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

August 18, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE North American Class 8 production increased in July, boosted by the continued strength of orders. “After cutting 3,000 units from the Class 8 build plan last month, the OEMs added back nearly 6,000 units in July,” said Steve Tam, ACT Research’s Vice President. He continued, “This brings the OEMs’ […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: July’s Volume index reading rises almost twenty points year over year

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

August 17, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, IN – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that July’s volume reading advanced for the seventh consecutive month to 57.1. While down from June, the freight index was almost 20 points above the reading in the same month last year. Six percent of respondents reported […]

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Protected: Seminar 57: Economic & Equipment Survey Results

Posted on 16. Aug, 2017 by in Uncategorized

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