ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Industry Maintaining Momentum; Deceleration Expected in the US Economy

Posted on 21. Jan, 2019 by in Press Releases, Transportation Digest

According to the recent released ACT Research’s Transportation Digest, the Class 8 truck market started 2019 with powerful positive momentum from a remarkable and record-setting 2018. In the Classes 5-7 market, the truck segment made yet another outsized contribution to the total medium duty market, perpetuating its growth. In other news, same dealer sales of […]

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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Volume Index and Supply-Demand Balance Both Below Neutral for Second Consecutive Month

Posted on 21. Jan, 2019 by in ACT For-Hire Trucking Index, Press Releases

The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the Volume Index still in negative territory, below the 50 neutral mark, in December, at 48.1. The supply-demand balance turned down even further, hitting 44.3 on a seasonally-adjusted basis.     “The volume softness was likely due in part to the unusual tariff-related inventory build that […]

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ACT Research: CV Build Strong in 2018, Economic Risks in Sight

Posted on 16. Jan, 2019 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

The desire to get Class 8 trucks built and out the door for 2018 taxation benefits drove a build plan beat in December, according to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report. “Heavy-duty build rose 4,500 units above the plan in December, and we assume the surge was largely overtime based,” […]

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ACT Research: Industry Sets All-Time Annual Net Order Record in 2018; Closing the Year on a Softer Note, 27,800 Orders Booked in December

Posted on 16. Jan, 2019 by in Press Releases, Trailers

ACT’s preliminary estimate for December 2018 net trailer orders is 27,800 units. Final 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. “Considering the long-running order strength, December’s pause was not entirely surprising, with […]

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ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fall Again, But Not To A Particularly Concerning Degree

Posted on 14. Jan, 2019 by in Press Releases, Used Trucks

Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) slipped for a second consecutive month in December (-7%), marking the first time since January 2016 that same dealer sales have fallen below 2,000 units, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. However, […]

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ACT Research: ACT Sees Yellow Lights Flashing for US Economy & NA CV Industry

Posted on 10. Jan, 2019 by in Economy, NA CV OUTLOOK, Press Releases

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, yellow lights are flashing for the US economy, and by extension for the North American commercial vehicle industry. “Over the course of Q4’18, the list of indicators flashing yellow became longer and brighter for the US economy,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s […]

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ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Totaled 490,100 Units in 2018

Posted on 04. Jan, 2019 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 21,300 units in December, down 24% sequentially from November and 43% from year-ago December. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for December, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT in mid-January. “For all of 2018, Class 8 orders […]

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ACT Research: Used Truck Prices and Sales Volumes Rose 10% YTD in November

Posted on 22. Dec, 2018 by in Press Releases, Used Trucks

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in November was up 10% year-to-date, when compared to the first 11 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 Class 8 same dealer sales volumes […]

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ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Outpacing Industry’s Ability To Produce

Posted on 21. Dec, 2018 by in Classes 5-8, Press Releases

At the top line, NA Class 8 net orders totaled 28,082 units in November, compared to build at 27,973 units, according to ACT Research (ACT). “As we move into the year’s home stretch, freight-related data points continue to shift from strong growth to more moderate levels of activity,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT Research’s President and […]

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ACT Research: November U.S. Trailer Orders Up 101% Y/Y, 5th Best Net Order Month in Industry History

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

US trailer order volume slid sequentially for the second month in a row, but it’s all relative when one considers that more than 45,000 net orders were posted in November, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report. The report explains that November was the fifth highest net […]

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