Heavy Duty & Medium Duty Orders Close the Year with Three Month High in December

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

COLUMBUS, IN – Preliminary North America Classes 5-8 net order data show the industry booked 58,800 units in December, bringing the full-year net order tally to 543,400. The December order volume represents an 11% improvement from November and a 35% improvement from December 2016. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for December, […]

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North America Class 8 Order Surge Lifts Industry Backlogs, Positive Movement on Inventory

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

November’s strong Class 8 orders reported earlier this month boosted backlogs by 10,100 units to 115,200 units. Rising orders in recent months have generated more work for the industry: “Coupled with a modestly slower per-day build rate in November, the Class 8 backlog rose an additional 11 days, to 102 days,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT […]

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N.A. Heavy Duty & Medium Duty Preliminary Orders Up 44% Year over Year

Posted on 04. Dec, 2017 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – Preliminary NA Classes 5-8 net orders were 53,000 units in November, up 44% year over year, and slightly down from October’s order surge. “Continued Class 8 order strength in November and in-line medium duty orders added up to a second consecutive month of ‘best-since’ order activity,” said Kenny Vieth, President and Senior […]

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Increase in Heavy Duty Natural Gas Use from Refuse Industry, Interest Continues for EV’s

Posted on 04. Dec, 2017 by in Alternative Fuels, Classes 5-8, Engines, Natural Gas, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN –  There has been an increase in heavy duty natural gas use from the refuse industry, which has been adding new natural gas-powered trucks in significant volume, as noted in the N.A. On-highway CV Engine Outlook, by Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research and Rhein Associates. The N.A. On-highway CV Engine Outlook is designed […]

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ACT Research Multi-Client Commercial Vehicle Electrification Study Announced

Posted on 30. Nov, 2017 by in Alternative Fuels, Classes 5-8, Engines, Press Releases

November 30, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, IN – ACT Research is developing a multi-client study, to define a vision of the United States and Canada market potential for electric medium and heavy commercial vehicles stretching into the year 2035. Advances in electrical technology for vehicle propulsion have occurred at the same time that environmental […]

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North American Order Surge in October Raises Backlog

Posted on 20. Nov, 2017 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

As reported earlier this month, orders for Class 8 vehicles surged in October, rising to a 35-month high 36,033 units. “Following a high-side breakout in September, Class 8 orders exploded in October as large fleets returned to the U.S. market, and the Canadian market remained red-hot,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT Research’s President and Senior Analyst. […]

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N.A. Heavy Duty & Medium Duty Preliminary Orders Show Best Monthly Order Tally Since December 2014

Posted on 02. Nov, 2017 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – Preliminary NA Classes 5-8 net orders were 55,700 units in October, up 65% year over year. Surging Class 8 orders and generally in-line medium-duty order activity boosted the industry’s order intake to a level not seen since December 2014. “Seasonally adjusted, orders rose 5.7% from September to 48,900 units,” said Kenny Vieth, […]

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Strong North America Class 8 production impacts backlog and build rate

Posted on 18. Oct, 2017 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

Despite the previously reported improvement in September’s heavy duty orders, even stronger production during the month weighed on backlogs, which contracted for a fifth consecutive month. “Backlogs typically decline in September. When we seasonally adjust the data, the Class 8 backlog actually rose slightly from August,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT Research’s President and Senior Analyst. […]

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N.A. Heavy & Medium Duty Preliminary Orders Show Three-Month High, Up 27% from Last Year

Posted on 03. Oct, 2017 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – North American MD & HD Classes 5-8 net orders improved to a three-month high in September, and hit a 27-month high when seasonally adjusted. “Preliminary MD and HD net orders were 43,500 units in September, up 27% year over year. Seasonally adjusted, orders rose 8.7% month over month to 46,500 units,” said […]

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Recent China government policy changes impact short-term commercial vehicle forecast

Posted on 26. Sep, 2017 by in China, Classes 5-8, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – A recent regulation indicates a continued tightening in the most polluted areas of China, supporting the ongoing shift to natural gas tractors and trucks with newer emission technologies. Other notable government policy changes have brought a one-time increase in heavy and medium duty market populations, according to the most recent China Commercial […]

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