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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ACT Research: Freight-related Industry Metrics Continue To Moderate, While Heavy CV Markets Are Positively Impacted

Posted on 09. Nov, 2018 by in Classes 5-8, NA CV OUTLOOK, Press Releases

September marked the second consecutive month of moderating freight-related industry metrics, and early indications suggest the trend continued in October, according to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the ACT North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK. “This is not to suggest that the market is poised for a near-term rollover, but it does appear that forward […]

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ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Through YTD October Total 440,700 Units

Posted on 02. Nov, 2018 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 43,600 units in October, up 1.9% sequentially from September, but only 21% from year-ago October, compared to recent year-over-year gains such as the 181% recorded in July. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for October, including final order numbers, will […]

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ACT Research: NA Class 8 Net Orders Dropped Sequentially in September, but Continue to Grow Year-over-year

Posted on 17. Oct, 2018 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

At the top line, NA Class 8 net orders totaled 42,781 units in September, a 19% decline from August’s all-time record, but still the seventh time in nine months in which industry orders cracked 40,000 units, according to ACT Research (ACT). “We expect orders to remain strong in coming months, with backlog growth expected in […]

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ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Fall Sequentially in September, but Still Strong

Posted on 02. Oct, 2018 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 42,800 units in September, falling moderately after back-to-back record order months. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for September, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT in mid-October. “Preliminary data indicate that in September, NA Class 8 orders […]

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ACT Research: NA Class 8 Net Orders Soared to New Heights-Again

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

At the top line, NA Class 8 net orders totaled 53,069 units in August, marking the sixth time in eight months in which industry orders cracked 40,000 units and another record-setting month, according to ACT Research (ACT). “Robust orders in June and July were largely attributed to dealers booking orders for their non-national account customers, […]

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