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ACT Research: US Trailer Production Facing Lower Demand and Supply Chain Disruptions

ACT Research: US Trailer Production Facing Lower Demand and Supply Chain Disruptions According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, the US trailer industry is facing lower demand and supply chain disruptions that could lead to a “catch-22.”

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Grew, While Prices Fell M/M

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Grew, While Prices Fell M/M COLUMBUS, IN – Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) increased 6% month-over-month in 2020’s first month, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research, but longer-term, volumes dropped […]

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Opened 2020 Down 15% Sequentially and 28% Y/Y

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Opened 2020 Down 15% Sequentially and 28% Y/Y New US trailer orders of 16.8k were down 9% month-over-month in January, and after accounting for cancellations, net orders of 15.0k dropped 15%. Longer-term comparisons show net orders down 28% year-over-year, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of […]

ACT Research: Class 8 Production Outpaced Weak Sales in January

ACT Research: Class 8 Production Outpaced Weak Sales in January According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, Class 8 inventories rose 3,400 units month-over-month in January, as production outpaced expectedly weak sales.

ACT Research: Freight-Generating Sectors Starting to Mend

ACT Research: Freight-Generating Sectors Starting to Mend According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, at 128 months, the current US economic expansion is the longest on record, surpassing the previous cycle record (1992-2001) by eight months and counting. And with solid consumer fundamentals, no obvious imbalances, and already having weathered […]

ACT Research: Medium Duty Orders Have Shown Resilience Recently

ACT Research: Medium Duty Orders Have Shown Resilience Recently After softness in late Q3/early Q4, medium duty orders appear to have shown some resilience the past two months. In January, preliminary data show NA Classes 5-7 net orders at 18,500 units, down 9% from December and 20% y/y. Complete industry data for January, including final […]

ACT Research: Preliminary Class 8 Order Intake Down M/M, Up Y/Y

ACT Research: Preliminary Class 8 Order Intake Down M/M, Up Y/Y Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in January were 17,700 units, down 12% from December 2019, but up 10% from last January. Complete industry data for January, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-February.

ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Rose 20% YTD 2019 through November

ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Rose 20% YTD 2019 through November US and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first eleven months of 2019 gained 20% year-to-date over 2018, as published in the quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) just released by ACT Research. Full-year 2018 was […]