ACT Research: CV Data Currently Indicating Demand Strength And Stagnating Freight Growth

Posted on 19. Mar, 2019 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, “’Almost exactly as expected’ would be a reasonable phrase for February’s crop of heavy truck data, particularly given well-behaved cancellations, steady build rates, and an order-to-build imbalance that is keeping backlogs falling from high levels.” “The data continue to tell a couple […]

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ACT Research: NA Classes 5-7 Orders Remain On Trend

Posted on 05. Mar, 2019 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

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

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ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Rebound Modestly from January to February, Down Y/Y

Posted on 05. Mar, 2019 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 16,900 units in February, up a modest 5% from January, but down 58% from year-ago February. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for February, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-March. “February marks the third […]

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ACT Research: Freight Rates and Trucker Profits Pressured In 2019

Posted on 19. Feb, 2019 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

While overall economic conditions are better balanced than they were a month ago, freight data remain soft, according to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report. “Slower freight growth, an easing of driver supply constraints, the resumption of the long-run freight productivity trend, and strong Class 8 tractor fleet growth will […]

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ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Declined Sequentially and Year-Over-Year

Posted on 05. Feb, 2019 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 15,800 units in January, down 26% from December and 68% from year-ago January. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for January, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-February. “With near-record backlogs in both the medium […]

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ACT Research: CV Build Strong in 2018, Economic Risks in Sight

Posted on 16. Jan, 2019 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

The desire to get Class 8 trucks built and out the door for 2018 taxation benefits drove a build plan beat in December, according to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report. “Heavy-duty build rose 4,500 units above the plan in December, and we assume the surge was largely overtime based,” […]

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ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Totaled 490,100 Units in 2018

Posted on 04. Jan, 2019 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 21,300 units in December, down 24% sequentially from November and 43% from year-ago December. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for December, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT in mid-January. “For all of 2018, Class 8 orders […]

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ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Outpacing Industry’s Ability To Produce

Posted on 21. Dec, 2018 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

At the top line, NA Class 8 net orders totaled 28,082 units in November, compared to build at 27,973 units, according to ACT Research (ACT). “As we move into the year’s home stretch, freight-related data points continue to shift from strong growth to more moderate levels of activity,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT Research’s President and […]

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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: NA Class 8 Net Orders Moderated in October, but Demand Remains Elevated

Posted on 19. Nov, 2018 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

At the top line, NA Class 8 net orders totaled 43,256 units in October, a moderation from the July-August records, but 21% better than the year-ago mark, according to ACT Research (ACT). “Class 8 net order activity experienced a second consecutive month of ‘moderation’ in October, meaning it was below all-time record highs set in […]

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