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ACT Research: Demand for Heavy-Duty Vehicles Hot in 2021

ACT Research: Demand for Heavy-Duty Vehicles Hot in 2021 According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the heavy-duty truck market exploded off the starting blocks at the beginning of the year, with order numbers that build on 2020’s strong close.

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index Highlights New Low in Driver Availability

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index Highlights New Low in Driver Availability The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with January data, showed a Driver Availability Index that has tightened to its lowest point in the past three years.

ACT Research: Preliminary NA Classes 5-8 Vehicle Orders Continue Strong in February

ACT Research: Preliminary NA Classes 5-8 Vehicle Orders Continue Strong in February Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in February were 43,800 units, up 4% from January, and a 212% improvement from year-ago February. NA Classes 5-7 demand, with orders at 25,400 units, slid 4% sequentially but were still up 12% compared to last February. […]

ACT Research: 2021 Opened with Used Class 8 Sales Volume and Price Down, While Average Miles and Age Rose

ACT Research: 2021 Opened with Used Class 8 Sales Volume and Price Down, While Average Miles and Age Rose According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research, used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) and average sale price fell sequentially in January, down […]

ACT Research: US Trailer OEMs Challenged to Increase Production Amid Component Constraints

ACT Research: US Trailer OEMs Challenged to Increase Production Amid Component Constraints According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, trailer net orders have pushed the industry backlog higher for the past seven months, with January’s order level 66% above current build rates.

Trucker and Freight & Logistics Panels Featured on Final Day of ACT Research’s 64th Seminar

Trucker and Freight & Logistics Panels Featured on Final Day of ACT Research’s 64th Seminar Day three of ACT Research’s semi-annual Outlook Seminar featured two panel discussions, the first included three fleet executives, while the second covered freight and logistic topics.

ACT Research’s 64th Seminar Featured Used Truck, Class 8, and Electric Technology on Day Two

ACT Research’s 64th Seminar Featured Used Truck, Class 8, and Electric Technology on Day Two Day two of ACT Research’s semi-annual Outlook Seminar began with a concentration of industry speakers talking about emerging technology, particularly electric powertrains and the use of hydrogen fuel. John Bennett, Meritor’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer discussed electric powertrain […]

ACT Research’s 64th Seminar Headlined with Economic and CV Discussions on Day One

ACT Research’s 64th Seminar Headlined with Economic and CV Discussions on Day One ACT Research began its 64th Seminar on February 23 via a virtual platform, with a panel discussion about the current state and future of US economics. Panelists included Ryan Reed, Director of Investor Relations at Wabash National, as well as ACT’s Principal, […]

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