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ACT Research: February Used Truck Sales Rise M/M and Y/Y

ACT Research: February Used Truck Sales Rise M/M and Y/Y 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 same dealer sales volumes improved 14% month-over-month in February, with longer-term sales rising 9% year-over-year compared to February 2019. The report also […]

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Dropped 15% Sequentially in February, -45% Y/Y

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Dropped 15% Sequentially in February, -45% Y/Y February net US trailer orders of 12.7k units were down 15% month-over-month and 45% below the previous year. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 14.8k were down 12% versus January, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State of the […]

ACT Research: Severe Setback Expected for China’s CV Markets in Q1

ACT Research: Severe Setback Expected for China’s CV Markets in Q1 According to the recent release of ACT Research’s China Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, China’s heavy and medium truck markets, including tractors, are expected to suffer a severe setback in Q1’20, before a small recovery in Q2. The report also explained that policies like “reducing human […]

ACT Research: COVID-19 Little Impact on February CV Data, Future…

ACT Research: COVID-19 Little Impact on February CV Data, Future… According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, Class 8 inventory-to-sales ratio, seasonally adjusted, hit 3.5 months in February, while the Classes 5-7 inventory-to-sales ratio dropped from a “highest in a decade” in January to 3.0 months in February.

ACT Research: Upcoming Emission Regulations to Benefit Smaller Engines

ACT Research: Upcoming Emission Regulations to Benefit Smaller Engines According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, engines over 10L accounted for 87% of Class 8 production in 2019 because of the high demand for tractors in the peak-cycle year. Demand for under 10L engines, […]

Freight Forecast: ACT Research Updates Outlook for COVID-19 and Lower Commodities

Freight Forecast: ACT Research Updates Outlook for COVID-19 and Lower Commodities ACT Research released the March installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report covering the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors.

ACT Research: COVID-19 Impacts NA CV Markets

ACT Research: COVID-19 Impacts NA CV Markets According to ACT’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, the global spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, required ACT Research to do a foundational reassessment of near-term economic expectations, and by extension, NA commercial vehicle demand.

ACT Research: Regulations Impact US Commercial Vehicle Market

ACT Research: Regulations Impact US Commercial Vehicle Market In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research reported that the new low NOx Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) will impact the US commercial vehicle market, citing past regulatory examples.