Trailer orders up in October, but still off last year’s pace

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

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Preliminary trailer orders for October totaled 21,050 units, up from September but down from last year, according to ACT Research. “Net trailer orders rebounded strongly in October, following a disappointing September. This preliminary report points to a sequential gain of over 60% for the month,” said Frank Maly, ACT’s director CV transportation […]

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ACT Research Updates Global Trailer Market Forecast

Posted on 09. Nov, 2016 by in ACT in the News

ACT Research Co., LLC, announced a 2016 update to its “Global Trailer Market Analysis & Forecast” white paper. The 20-plus-page paper and a supporting user-friendly index and graph package provide analyses, data, insights and forecasts (through 2018) for the major trailer markets in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America and other markets, including Australia […]

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Medium Duty Orders Fall 10% M/M, Heavy Duty Comes in Flat

Posted on 07. Nov, 2016 by in ACT in the News

For the month of October, preliminary Classes 5-8 order data show the industry booked 32,400 net orders. “NA Classes 5-7 orders at 18,400 units, were down 10% from September and 18% compared to year ago October orders,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s President & Senior Analyst. Speaking on the heavy-duty sector, Vieth noted: “The month’s 13,900* […]

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Medium Duty Orders Fall 10% M/M, Heavy Duty Orders Flat, ACT Research

Posted on 04. Nov, 2016 by in ACT in the News

For the month of October, preliminary Classes 5-8 order data show the industry booked 32,400 net orders. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for October, to include final order numbers, will be published in mid-November. “NA Classes 5-7 orders at 18,400 units, were down 10% from September and 18% compared to year […]

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Year-to-Date Sales of Natural Gas-fueled Class 8 Trucks Dips 29%

Posted on 03. Nov, 2016 by in ACT in the News

U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales declined in the June to August period. In addition, year-to-date sales through August continued to lose ground, falling 29 percent behind last year’s comparable level from a reading of 25 percent lower for year-to-date May, as reported last quarter. On the buying side, natural gas-fueled […]

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Retail Sales for Nat-Gas Heavy-Duty Trucks Decline

Posted on 01. Nov, 2016 by in ACT in the News

U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales declined in the June-to-August period, according to ACT Research’s Natural Gas Quarterly. Year-to-date sales through August continued to lose ground, falling 29% behind last year’s comparable level from a reading of 25% lower for year-to-date May. The report says that on the buying side, natural […]

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Natural Gas Truck Sales Fall in Weak Freight Environment

Posted on 01. Nov, 2016 by in ACT in the News

U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck sales declined over a three-month period from June to August, according to the latest quarterly report from ACT Research. Compared to the same three-month period in 2015, sales are down 29%. They are also down 25% year-to-date. On the buying side, natural gas vehicle purchases are mostly […]

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Trailer Orders Disappoint in September; Used Class 8 Sales Fall 11% M/M

Posted on 27. Oct, 2016 by in ACT in the News

New and net trailer orders significantly disappointed in September, conflicting with a seasonally-anticipated double-digit gain. Net orders posted were 12,993, marking the lowest volume since August 2010, according to ACT Research. “September’s weakness is further indication of fleet reticence toward equipment investment,” said Frank Maly, director of CV transportation analysis and research at ACT. “The […]

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Used Class 8 Truck Sales Plunge 11%

Posted on 27. Oct, 2016 by in ACT in the News

Used Class 8 same-dealer truck sales fell sharply in September, reversing a growth trend that started in February, according to an ACT Research report. Truck sales dropped 11% compared with the previous month. The average price of used Class 8 trucks increased 1% over the same period. ACT Research said it believes that prices will […]

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Class 8 orders follow trend: ACT Research

Posted on 24. Oct, 2016 by in ACT in the News

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 net orders were lukewarm in September with a slight rise, signaling that the historically weak season is coming to an end, ACT Research revealed today. Seasonally adjusted, September’s orders were at 16,100 units. “October kicks off the traditional high volume fourth quarter, when fleets and OEMs nail down commitments for the […]

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