North American Order Surge in October Raises Backlog

Posted on 20. Nov, 2017 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

As reported earlier this month, orders for Class 8 vehicles surged in October, rising to a 35-month high 36,033 units. “Following a high-side breakout in September, Class 8 orders exploded in October as large fleets returned to the U.S. market, and the Canadian market remained red-hot,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT Research’s President and Senior Analyst. […]

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Global Trailer Market Forecast Updated With Expanded Coverage and Forecast through 2021

Posted on 16. Nov, 2017 by in Press Releases, Trailers, Uncategorized

COLUMBUS, IN – ACT Research Co., LLC, announces a 2017 update to its Global Trailer Market Analysis & Forecast white paper. The 40+ page paper and a supporting user-friendly index and graph package provides analyses, data, insights and forecasts for the major trailer markets in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America and other markets, […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: October’s Volume and Price Indices Hit Record Highs

Posted on 16. Nov, 2017 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that October’s volume reading surged to the highest level since March 2011 at 75. “Seasonally adjusted, the volume index was 75 but this was a record level for our survey,” noted Tim Denoyer, ACT Research’s Vice President and Senior Analyst. Twenty-nine percent of […]

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N.A. Heavy Duty & Medium Duty Preliminary Orders Show Best Monthly Order Tally Since December 2014

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

COLUMBUS, IN – Preliminary NA Classes 5-8 net orders were 55,700 units in October, up 65% year over year. Surging Class 8 orders and generally in-line medium-duty order activity boosted the industry’s order intake to a level not seen since December 2014. “Seasonally adjusted, orders rose 5.7% from September to 48,900 units,” said Kenny Vieth, […]

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Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Flat Through August YTD, New Alt Fuel Calculator Offered to Public

Posted on 25. Oct, 2017 by in Alternative Fuels, Natural Gas, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN: US and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales were flat through August year-to-date. “Despite the uncertainty of environmental change on the horizon, and continuing low oil prices, the future of alternative fuels led by NG/RNG is positive. The challenges of alternative fuel availability and distribution will be overcome; time is the […]

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Used Class 8 Truck Same Dealer Sales Climb Again in September

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

COLUMBUS, IN – Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes rose by two dozen units in September, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. “Long term, the outlook is positive, with volumes up 19% year to date compared to same period […]

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U.S. Trailer Backlog Continues Slight Decline in September but Stretches into 2018

Posted on 23. Oct, 2017 by in Press Releases, Trailers

COLUMBUS, IN – Backlog continued to slide in September, with a decline of 1% month over month and just above 1% year over year. September’s dry van and reefer orders provided support for the overall industry. “Most vocational categories actually posted year-over-year backlog gains; strong dry van orders generated a sequential gain for that major […]

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Strong North America Class 8 production impacts backlog and build rate

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

Despite the previously reported improvement in September’s heavy duty orders, even stronger production during the month weighed on backlogs, which contracted for a fifth consecutive month. “Backlogs typically decline in September. When we seasonally adjust the data, the Class 8 backlog actually rose slightly from August,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT Research’s President and Senior Analyst. […]

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Trailer Industry September Net Orders were 22,900 Units, Up 46% from August and 78% Above Last Year

Posted on 13. Oct, 2017 by in Press Releases, Trailers

COLUMBUS, IN – ACT’s preliminary estimate for September net trailer orders is 22,900 units. Final September 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. “After a slight easing last month, September saw a […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: September’s Productivity index shows highest reading since March 2011

Posted on 12. Oct, 2017 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that September’s Productivity reading, a measure of industry utilization, advanced again sequentially, and marked the highest level reported since March 2011. “Seasonally adjusted, the productivity reading of 63 was up from 61.6 in August and the 57.3 year-to-date average,” noted Tim Denoyer, ACT […]

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