ACT Research: Used Class 8 Truck Same Dealer Sales Decline in April, Up 1% Year-Over-Year

Posted on 25. May, 2017 by in Press Releases, Used Trucks

COLUMBUS, IN – Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes dropped in April, breaking a three-month run of double-digit gains, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. Total volumes for the dealers in ACT’s sample continue to show modest improvement for […]

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Heavy & Medium Duty Preliminary Orders Show Moderation in April

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

COLUMBUS, IN – Following eight consecutive months with steadily higher volumes, North American Medium Duty & Heavy Duty Classes 5-8 net orders moderated in April’s preliminary reading, sliding 13% from March to 42,500 units. All of the month-over-month decline in April was related to slower Medium Duty vehicle orders. Note that these numbers are preliminary. […]

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March trailer production increases, shipments meet seasonal expectations

Posted on 25. Apr, 2017 by in Press Releases, Trailers

COLUMBUS, IN –Facilitated by the additional build days, trailer production jumped 25% from February, the highest level since March of last year. “Roughly 60% of the month-over-month gain came from the additional build days in the quarter-ending month, while the remaining 40% improvement came from a 94 upd sequential jump in the build rate,” said […]

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Natural Gas Class 8 Retail Sales Have Healthy Start to 2017, Heavy Industry Focus on Electric

Posted on 21. Apr, 2017 by in Natural Gas, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – U.S. and Canadian natural gas heavy duty retail sales had a healthy start to 2017, boosted mostly from refuse fleets, transit, and school bus operators, according to the most recent Natural Gas & Alternative Fuels Quarterly publication released today by ACT Research. “The best January in the past three years set up […]

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March’s Class 8 Backlog Rises for Fifth Straight Month

Posted on 18. Apr, 2017 by in Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – Thanks to the healthy order levels noted at the beginning of the month, coupled with what are still fairly restrained build levels, Class 8 backlogs increased again in March. The month-ending data from March indicates that the second quarter fill rate is running well ahead of historical norms. OEM build plans now […]

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ACT Research: Volume reading shows highest level since March of 2014

Posted on 17. Apr, 2017 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that March’s volume reading soared to the highest level since March of 2014, to 71.1 points; this was twenty points above both the February and the twelve-month average readings. “Load demand continued to be fairly steady through the end of month and quarter. […]

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ACT Research: March Net Trailer Orders Up 45% Y/Y, Fourth Straight Month with a Positive Y/Y Comp

Posted on 17. Apr, 2017 by in Press Releases

ACT’s preliminary estimate for March net trailer orders is 21,500 units. Final March 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.“Commitments have been delayed this order season, as fleets carefully monitored economic conditions […]

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ACT Research: Heavy & Medium Duty Orders Rise to 16-Month High in March

Posted on 05. Apr, 2017 by in Press Releases

April 5, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, IN – Preliminary Classes 5-8 data for March indicate industry net orders rose to a sixteen-month high, 47,300 units. That aggregate volume represents a 19% improvement compared to last March. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for March, including final order numbers, will be published […]

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Used Class 8 Truck Same Dealer Sales Continued Rise into February

Posted on 28. Mar, 2017 by in Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales volumes improved for a second consecutive month in February, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “Total volumes were also higher year-over-year compared to February 2016, and year-to-date relative to the same […]

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ACT Research Seminar #56 In Retrospect: Unanswered Questions Remain on the Future of CV Industry as New Technology & Political Intrigue Surface

Posted on 23. Mar, 2017 by in Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN –ACT Research Co., LLC, of Columbus, Indiana, completed its 56th commercial vehicle industry seminar, held March 20th – March 22nd, which provided attendees with comprehensive analysis about the future direction of the market for new and used trucks, trailers, the nation’s economy, and overall trucking-related issues. An overview and update on future technology […]

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