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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Trailer orders strengthening

Posted on 16. Dec, 2016 by in ACT in the News

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders jumped more than 70% in November, but were still off year-over-year, according to the latest data from ACT Research. It calculated preliminary net trailer orders at 36,300 units. “Net trailer orders rebounded strongly in November, as the industry entered the core of its order season. Order volume was the highest […]

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Pricing Index jumps in November

Posted on 16. Dec, 2016 by in ACT in the News

COLUMBUS, Ind. – According to ACT Research’s latest for-hire trucking index, improvements seen in the last few months have continued in November. The pricing index reached its highest reported number in the past twelve months, with a reading of 55.1. “The improvement in pricing reflects generally better economic reports the past few months, to include […]

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Trucking Engine, Aerodynamic Fixes Could Boost Fuel Efficiency by 8%

Posted on 14. Dec, 2016 by in ACT in the News

Heavy-duty truck manufacturers have made a large number of modifications in response to future Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2017 requirements, says a new study. And while most of these changes have involved revised powertrains, improved aerodynamics have been included. According to the North American On-highway Commercial Vehicle Engine Outlook, published by ACT Research Inc. and Rhein […]

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Trucking Research Shows October Trailer Orders Surpass September

Posted on 30. Nov, 2016 by in ACT in the News

New and net trailer orders climbed in October, driven both by dry vans and reefers. However, even with October’s rebound, orders are still behind from last year by a wide margin,. According to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT), a significant bias of fleet investment towards […]

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Dry Vans, Reefers Drive Trailer-Order Improvement in October: ACT

Posted on 29. Nov, 2016 by in ACT in the News

New and net trailer orders climbed in October, driven both by dry vans and reefers. Even with October’s rebound though, orders are still behind from last year by a wide margin, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). A significant bias of fleet investment towards […]

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October’s Class 8 Cancellations Offset Orders: ACT

Posted on 22. Nov, 2016 by in ACT in the News

 Class 8 net orders continued to move sideways for the third consecutive month in October at 13,907 units. Seasonally adjusted, October’s orders were weak at 12,060 units.  “The driving factor behind the weak net orders number was an unusually high level of cancellations booked in the month (8,610),” said Jim Meil, ACT Research Principal and […]

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Trucking Rates Improve

Posted on 22. Nov, 2016 by in ACT in the News

Trucking rates may be on the rise, according to the latest ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research. ACT reported its pricing index bounced to its highest reading in the past 12 months at 52.7. A quarter of respondents reported a modest increase, with 57 percent seeing no change in their revenue per mile. More […]

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Heavy-Duty Truck Order Cancellations Hit Two-Decade High

Posted on 21. Nov, 2016 by in ACT in the News

  Cancellations of heavy-duty truck orders soared to the highest rate in more than 20 years last month, according to ACT Research, adding to the woes of manufacturers that have seen new orders for big rigs plummet this year. Fleet owners in October canceled orders for 8,610 Class 8 truck tractors, the biggest vehicles that […]

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ACT pricing index shows improvements

Posted on 18. Nov, 2016 by in ACT in the News, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trucking rates may be on the rise, according to the latest ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research. ACT reported its pricing index bounced to its highest reading in the past 12 months, at 52.7. A quarter of respondents reported a modest increase, with 57% seeing no change in their revenue per […]

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