ACT Research: ACT US Tractor Dashboard Falls Into Negative Territory

Posted on 10. Dec, 2018 by in NA CV OUTLOOK, Press Releases

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the ACT North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, signs continue to mount that the freight cycle is getting long in the tooth. “ACT’s US Tractor Dashboard, an aggregation of 15 metrics designed to predict the direction of Class 8 net orders, went from neutral to negative in October, […]

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ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Through YTD November Total 468,600 Units

Posted on 04. Dec, 2018 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 27,900 units in November, down 36% sequentially from October, but only 15% lower from year-ago November. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for November, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT in mid-December. “Through year-to-date November, Class 8 […]

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ACT Research: North American CV Production Continues to Grow, with Diesel Power Dominating but Engine Configuration Demand Shifting

Posted on 03. Dec, 2018 by in Alternative Fuels, Engines, Press Releases

According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, Class 8 production is expected to continue its growth trend into 2019, but changes in demand for straight trucks and tractors will impact the type of diesel engines ordered. Tom Rhein, President of Rhein Associates commented, “Tractors […]

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ACT Research Names Margie Dasovich as Research Manager and Analyst

Posted on 30. Nov, 2018 by in Press Releases

Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research, Co., LLC, announced today that Margie Dasovich has joined the firm in the position of Research Manager and Analyst. “We are pleased to welcome Margie to ACT Research, and we are looking forward to her contributions to our data management and commercial vehicle analysis and publications,” said Kenny Vieth, President […]

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ACT Research: October U.S. Trailer Orders Up 120% Y/Y, 2nd Best Month in Industry History

Posted on 27. Nov, 2018 by in Press Releases, Trailers

After September’s all-time net order record, volume softened only a small degree in October, with volumes ranked as the second-best month in industry history at more than 55,000 trailers entering the orderboard, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. “Six of ten trailer categories posted month-over-month gains, […]

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ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Rose 9% YTD in October, While Sales Volumes Increased 11% YTD

Posted on 27. Nov, 2018 by in Press Releases, Used Trucks

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in October fell 3% month-over-month, but rose 11% year-over-year and 9% year-to-date, when compared to the first ten months of 2017, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. The report also indicated used […]

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ACT Research: For-Hire Volumes Rebounded in October, US Economy is Strong

Posted on 26. Nov, 2018 by in Press Releases, Transportation Digest

The ACT For-Hire Trucking Survey Volume Index (seasonally adjusted) rebounded in October, to 55.9 from 51.8 in September, according to a recent release of ACT Research’s Transportation Digest. However, the report noted that this remains below the year-to-date average. The report, which combines proprietary data analysis from a wide variety of sources to paint a […]

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ACT Research: Tough Comparisons for Transportation, But In A Robust Environment

Posted on 26. Nov, 2018 by in CV Dealer Digest, Press Releases

ACT Research recently noted, in the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, that freight-related metrics are continuing the moderation that began in August. The report, which provides monthly analysis on transportation trends, equipment markets, and the economy, also explained why the market forecasting and analysis firm believes that this does not suggest that the […]

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ACT Research: US Trailer Industry Set Net Order Records in Q3’18, with Backlogs Stretching into Q2’19

Posted on 21. Nov, 2018 by in Press Releases, Trailers

The US trailer industry set net order records throughout Q3’18, with both July and August being the strongest months, respectively, in industry history, according to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report. The quarter closed with the industry posting the strongest monthly net order volume in history, with more than 58,000 net orders […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Volume and Productivity Rise in October

Posted on 20. Nov, 2018 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the supply-demand balance rising to 55.6 on a seasonally adjusted basis in October, from 50.1 in September. The strong increase in the Volume Index and the downtick in the Capacity Index both pressed the balance higher, now showing some tightness returning to the trucking industry. This […]

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