ACT Research: North America Class 8 Production Increases Again in June

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

July 17, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE North America Class 8 production reached a 19-month high again in June following the stronger orders earlier this year. “Annualized, June’s per-day production rate equals a full-year production of almost 270,000,” said Steve Tam, ACT Research’s Vice President. With orders moderating into the “soft season” and build ramping up, […]

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ACT Research: June Net Trailer Orders at 20,375 Units; Up More than 50% Y/Y and 14% Greater than May

Posted on 18. Jul, 2017 by in Press Releases, Trailers

July 17, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, IN – ACT’s preliminary estimate for June net trailer orders is 20,375 units. Final June 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. “Net orders have […]

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ACT Research Seminar 57 Speaker Article: Today’s Technician Recruiting by Craig Kendall

Posted on 17. Jul, 2017 by in Uncategorized

Today’s Technician Recruiting One of the challenges truck dealerships face is having enough qualified and trained service technicians.  Trucks are becoming more sophisticated and some truck technicians are retiring which is putting a strain on truck dealers ability to service trucks in a timely manner. The classic solution has been to steal experienced technicians from […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: June’s Volume reading climbs to highest level since March 2014

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

July 17, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, IN – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that June’s volume reading advanced for the sixth consecutive month to 72.0, soaring to the highest level since March 2014, and almost 20 points above the reading in the same month last year. Sixteen percent of respondents […]

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ACT Research: N.A. Heavy & Medium Duty Preliminary Orders Show Q/Q Decline, Up 37% from Last Year

Posted on 05. Jul, 2017 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

July 5, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, IN – After an unexpected rally in Q1, 2017, North American MD & HD Classes 5-8 net orders moderated in the second quarter. While orders were lower quarter over quarter, year over year comparisons are positive by a wide margin. In June, total Classes 5-8 net orders rose […]

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ACT Research: Used Class 8 Truck Same Dealer Sales Rebound in May

Posted on 26. Jun, 2017 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases, Used Trucks

June 26, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, IN – Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes experienced an unexpected rebound in May, making up for last month’s decline, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “While volumes generally begin to fall […]

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ACT Research: Recent China government policy changes impact heavy and medium duty forecast

Posted on 23. Jun, 2017 by in China, Classes 5-8, Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2017 COLUMBUS, IN – China 2016 and 2017 government policy changes have brought a one-time increase in heavy duty and medium duty commercial vehicle populations, 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 […]

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ACT Research: May trailer production increases 12% sequentially

Posted on 21. Jun, 2017 by in Press Releases, Trailers

June 21, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, IN –Facilitated by the additional build days, total trailer production was up 12% sequentially in May, and was 2% better than last year. “The majority of the May increase resulted from two more days in the schedule, although an increase in daily build rates also contributed,” said Frank […]

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ACT Research: North America Class 8 Production Hit 18-Month High in May

Posted on 20. Jun, 2017 by in Uncategorized

June 20, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Following the first quarter’s stronger orders, production picked up starting in April. In May, a long month and a rising build rate conspired to drive NA Class 8 production to an 18-month high. “Annualized, May’s production rate equals a full-year production of 263k units,” said Kenny Vieth, President and […]

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ACT Research: Purchase intentions show strongest three-month sequential reading since Q3 of 2014

Posted on 18. Jun, 2017 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

June 18, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, IN – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that May’s purchase intentions remained elevated, with 61% of responding fleets planning equipment investments in the next three months. This marked the strongest three-month reading since the third quarter of 2014. All of the purchases forecast will […]

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