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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ACT Research: OEMs Booked 38,200 Units in August; More Than 140% Above Last Year and the Best August in Industry History

Posted on 17. Sep, 2018 by in Press Releases, Trailers

ACT’s preliminary estimate for August 2018 net trailer orders is 38,200 units. Final August volume will be available later this month. Our methodology allows us to generate a preliminary estimate of the market that should be within +/- 3% of the final order tally. “Fleets continued to invest at a torrid pace in August, following […]

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ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Hit All-Time High at 53,100 Units in August

Posted on 05. Sep, 2018 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 53,100 units in August, breaking the all-time record set last month in another typically weak order intake month of the year. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for August, including final order numbers, will be published in mid-September. “Preliminary data […]

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ACT Research: Diesel Remains the Fuel of Choice for HDT Use, But Alternative Fuel Offerings Continue to Grow for Specific Applications

Posted on 05. Sep, 2018 by in Alternative Fuels, Engines, Natural Gas, Press Releases

The news media has been active presenting new, electric vehicle product offerings for light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles (CVs) and buses. These headlines could easily lead one to believe the industry is on the verge of going electric, but timing, application, use/applicability and costs remain big question marks. The latest NA On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK […]

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ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Fell 1% M/M in July, Downward Pricing Pressure Expected as Year-End Nears

Posted on 27. Aug, 2018 by in Press Releases, Used Trucks

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in July was virtually flat, down 1%, on a month-over-month basis, but fared better when compared to July 2017, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. The report also indicated used Class 8 […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Supply-Demand Balance Improves in July

Posted on 27. Aug, 2018 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed an increase in the supply-demand balance, rising to 58.0 seasonally-adjusted in July, from a 54.0 reading in June. “Both freight volumes and rates improved in July from June on a seasonally-adjusted basis. However, capacity growth also picked up, keeping the July supply/demand balance less tight than […]

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U.S. Trailer Industry Opens Second Half of Year at Torrid Pace, Up 102% Year-Over-Year

Posted on 20. Aug, 2018 by in Press Releases, Trailers

At more than twice the level of last July and the strongest July in industry history, more than 29,000 net orders were booked in July 2018. According to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report, every trailer category was in the black year-over-year, with dry vans and reefers posting […]

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ACT Research: July’s NA Class 8 Net Orders Soared to New Heights

Posted on 16. Aug, 2018 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

At the top line, NA Class 8 net orders totaled 52,629 units in July, marking the fifth time in seven months in which industry orders cracked 40,000 units, according to ACT Research (ACT). “Making July’s order intake more impressive is the fact that the month is typically the weakest of the year,” said Kenny Vieth, […]

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ACT Research: Electrification to Make Inroads into the North American Commercial Vehicle Market – Unit Sales to Top 100,000 by 2035

Posted on 06. Aug, 2018 by in Alternative Fuels, Press Releases

ACT Research released its landmark study, Commercial Vehicle Electrification: To Charge or Not To Charge, to charter subscribers earlier this summer and is now making this report available to the public. Driven by a combination of advances in battery technology, environmental considerations and government policy, and the potential for significant operational cost savings, commercial electric […]

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ACT Research: Class 8 Orders Set New All-Time Record at 52,400 Units in July

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

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 52,400 units in July, setting a new all-time record in what is typically the weakest order intake month of the year. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for July, including final order numbers, will be published in mid-August. “Preliminary NA […]

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