ACT Research: US Trailer Industry Set Net Order Records in Q3’18, with Backlogs Stretching into Q2’19

Posted on 21. Nov, 2018 by in Press Releases, Trailers

The US trailer industry set net order records throughout Q3’18, with both July and August being the strongest months, respectively, in industry history, according to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report. The quarter closed with the industry posting the strongest monthly net order volume in history, with more than 58,000 net orders […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Volume and Productivity Rise in October

Posted on 20. Nov, 2018 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the supply-demand balance rising to 55.6 on a seasonally adjusted basis in October, from 50.1 in September. The strong increase in the Volume Index and the downtick in the Capacity Index both pressed the balance higher, now showing some tightness returning to the trucking industry. This […]

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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: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes in October Recovered September’s Loss

Posted on 19. Nov, 2018 by in Press Releases, Used Trucks

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) reversed course again in October, rising 10% m/m and offsetting September’s 10% decline, according to the latest preliminary 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 same dealer sales volumes rose 9% […]

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ACT Research: OEMs Booked 55,250 Units in October; The Second-Best Month in History Follows September’s All-Time Record

Posted on 12. Nov, 2018 by in Press Releases, Trailers

ACT’s preliminary estimate for October 2018 net trailer orders is 55,250 units. Final October 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 posting the highest monthly net order volume in history 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: Used Truck Prices Rose 9% YTD in September; Growth Is Expected to Slow

Posted on 25. Oct, 2018 by in Press Releases, Used Trucks

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in September rose 3% month-over-month and fared even better, up 9% year-to-date, when compared to the first nine months of 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 […]

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ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Orders Now Considered Epic, Up 135% Year-Over-Year

Posted on 24. Oct, 2018 by in Press Releases, Trailers

September orders continued to reflect the early opening to the 2018/19 order season. Total trailer net orders of more than 58k units were up 52% m/m and 135% better than this time last year, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. “Following the strongest July and August […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: September Volume Slows, Balancing Capacity

Posted on 23. Oct, 2018 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the supply-demand balance falling to 50.1 on a seasonally adjusted basis in September, from 55.3 in August. The 8.4pp m/m decrease in the Volume Index more than offset the 3.2pp sequential drop in the Capacity Index, leading to an essentially balanced market by this measure. “The […]

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