ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Jumped Sequentially in March, Remain Down Longer-Term

Posted on 17. Apr, 2019 by in Press Releases, Used Trucks

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) jumped 25% month-over-month in March, following a modest decline in February, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. However, the report indicated that longer-term comparisons yielded a 14% decline compared to March 2018. […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Supply-Demand Balanced Remains Loose, but Industry Conditions Ticked Up in March

Posted on 12. Apr, 2019 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed an uptick in volume, pricing, and productivity. The Volume Index rose to 49.0 in March, from 47.1 in February, and pricing rose slightly to 49.3, from 48.9, both still in negative territory. The supply-demand balance was loose for the fifth consecutive month, but improved to 46.7 […]

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ACT Research: March Trailer Industry Preliminary Net Order Volume 15,600 Units, Down 35% Month-over-Month and Nearly 50% Below Last Year, While Production Surges

Posted on 12. Apr, 2019 by in Press Releases, Trailers

ACT’s preliminary estimate for March 2019 net trailer orders is 15,600 units. Final 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. “It appears that the industry entered a bit of a holding pattern […]

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ACT Research: Equipment Supply-Freight Demand Imbalance Coming, Freight Rate Recession Likely

Posted on 12. Apr, 2019 by in NA CV OUTLOOK, Press Releases

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, a freight recession is not out of the question, but the easier call is a rate recession as truck supply-freight demand fall out of balance. “While there is a very low probability and no expectation of an economy-wide recession in 2019, […]

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ACT Research: Freight Recession Possible, Rate Recession Likely; ACT Research Releases New Freight Forecast Report

Posted on 09. Apr, 2019 by in Freight, Press Releases

ACT Research released a new monthly report focusing on the future of the US trucking industry, titled ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK. The report covers the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors. “Truckload spot rates are set to soften further due to tractor capacity additions, pulling the contract rate market down […]

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ACT Research: NA Classes 5-7 Orders Take A Respite

Posted on 03. Apr, 2019 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

Preliminary North America Classes 5-7 net order data show that segment of the industry declined in March. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for March, including final order results, will be available mid-April in ACT’s State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Vehicles report. Preliminary orders are subject to revision (±5%). “Classes […]

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ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Declined Moderately from February to March; Drop Significantly Compared to March 2018

Posted on 02. Apr, 2019 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 15,700 units in March, dropping a moderate 6.7% from February, but down 66% from year-ago March. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for March, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-April. “March marks the fourth […]

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ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Rose 2% M/M in February; Sales Fell 7%

Posted on 29. Mar, 2019 by in Press Releases, Used Trucks

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in February was up 2% 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. The report also indicated used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes fell 7% m/m, but dropped 20% when compared to […]

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ACT Research: China’s CV Truck Market Softening; Bus Markets Flat, Supported by Demand for New Energy Units Amid Environmental Concerns

Posted on 25. Mar, 2019 by in China, Press Releases

While not impacting each commercial vehicle segment every year, structural changes within China’s CV market are expected to exert downward pressure through 2022, 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 of the China economy and a review […]

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ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Orders Continued To Drop in February, Down 29% Y/Y

Posted on 22. Mar, 2019 by in Press Releases, Trailers

US trailer order volume came in below previous year volume for the third straight month in February, but OEMs still booked nearly 24,000 net orders during the month, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. Near-record backlogs have filled 2019 build slots for many OEMs, and there […]

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