North America Class 8 build plan rises in August, moderates for medium duty

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

Fifty-nine percent of August’s North American Class 8 orders are scheduled for build this year, and the fill rates are generally in line with historical averages. “Based on the build plans, Q4 was filled to 62% versus a historical fill rate of 69%,” said Tim Denoyer, ACT Research’s Vice President and Senior Analyst. He continued, […]

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Interest in electric powered trucks and tractors accelerated by GHG-2 regulations and SuperTruck II funding

Posted on 19. Sep, 2017 by in Engines, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN –  Following a quarter heavily focused on automated manual transmissions, the attention in Q3’2017 has been directed to electric power, 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 to present historical trends, current activity and […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: August’s Volume index reading advanced by ten points from July

Posted on 14. Sep, 2017 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that August’s freight volume reading advanced for the eighth consecutive month to 67.0, actual and seasonally adjusted. August’s freight reading represents an almost 10 point jump above July and 4 points above the year-to-date average. Please note that the survey was conducted in […]

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Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales declined in July, up over last year

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

COLUMBUS, IN – Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes continued to decline in July, falling 5% month-over-month, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “Channel analysis indicates that the retail and wholesale declines were the primary drivers behind the overall […]

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North America Class 8 production increased in July, slower pace for medium duty

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

August 18, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE North American Class 8 production increased in July, boosted by the continued strength of orders. “After cutting 3,000 units from the Class 8 build plan last month, the OEMs added back nearly 6,000 units in July,” said Steve Tam, ACT Research’s Vice President. He continued, “This brings the OEMs’ […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: July’s Volume index reading rises almost twenty points year over year

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

August 17, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, IN – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that July’s volume reading advanced for the seventh consecutive month to 57.1. While down from June, the freight index was almost 20 points above the reading in the same month last year. Six percent of respondents reported […]

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ACT Research Welcomes Tim Denoyer

Posted on 14. Aug, 2017 by in Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research, Co., LLC, announced today that Tim Denoyer has joined the firm in the position of  Vice President and Senior Analyst. “We are pleased to welcome Tim to ACT Research. Having worked across the table from him over the past decade, we know the strong analytical skills he […]

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ACT Research: N.A. Heavy & Medium Duty Preliminary Orders Show M/M Decline, Up 33% from Last Year

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

August 2, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, IN – North American MD & HD Classes 5-8 net orders dropped in July, falling 12% from last month. While orders were lower month over month, the +33% increase from last year highlights the significant improvement in demand that has occurred over the past twelve months. “Adjusting for […]

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ACT Research: Used Class 8 Truck Same Dealer Sales Declined in June

Posted on 26. Jul, 2017 by in Press Releases, Used Trucks

July 26, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, IN – Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes slipped slightly in June, falling 3% month-over-month, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “Channel analysis shows that both the auction and retail market segments […]

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ACT Research: June trailer production increased 6% month over month, up 5% year over year

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

July 25, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBUS, IN –Total trailer production surpassed 27,000 June, capitalizing on one of the longer work schedules of the year. “Eight of ten trailer categories had higher production month over month,” said Frank Maly, Director–CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT. He continued, “Flatbeds posted the best sequential gain.” A […]

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