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ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD Again in May

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD Again in May Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 14% month-over-month in May, the second consecutive sequential drop, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. Additionally, […]

ACT Research: When Change Comes, It Is Likely to Come Fast

ACT Research: When Change Comes, It Is Likely to Come Fast According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, current Class 8 build rates suggest upside to the 2019 forecast, but large new truck inventories and deteriorating freight and rate conditions suggest erring on the side of caution remains […]

ACT Research May Freight Forecast: What Impact on Freight Rates from Pre-Tariff Freight Surge?

ACT Research May Freight Forecast: What Impact on Freight Rates from Pre-Tariff Freight Surge? ACT Research released the June installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report covering the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors.

ACT Research: NA Medium and Heavy-Duty Volumes Softened in May

ACT Research: NA Medium and Heavy-Duty Volumes Softened in May Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 10,800 units in May, dropping 27% from April, but down a more significant 70% from year-ago May. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for May, including final order numbers, will […]

ACT Research: US Trailer Orders Are Easing, While Production Remains Robust

ACT Research: US Trailer Orders Are Easing, While Production Remains Robust According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, trailer industry net orders have eased meaningfully since November of 2018, as year-over-year-comparisons have now been in the red for the last five months, but order weakness is not indicative of fleets’ unwillingness […]

ACT Research: Class 8 Production to Grow in 2019, Diesel Power Still Dominating, and Truck Demand More Stable Than Tractors

ACT Research: Class 8 Production to Grow in 2019, Diesel Power Still Dominating, and Truck Demand More Stable Than Tractors According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, Class 8 production is expected to continue growing in 2019, before an anticipated drop late in the […]

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Rose 6% M/M and 12% YTD, with Unit Sales Dropping 6% M/M and 16% YTD

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Rose 6% M/M and 12% YTD, with Unit Sales Dropping 6% M/M and 16% YTD The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in April was up 6% month-over-month and 12% higher year-to-date, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, […]

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Orders Continued to Drop in April, Down 23% Y/Y and 30% YTD

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Orders Continued to Drop in April, Down 23% Y/Y and 30% YTD New US trailer orders of 18.6k were up 4% month-over-month, but after accounting for cancellations, net orders slid to 14.7k units, down 6% from March. Year-to-date, net orders are 37% below last year, according to this month’s issue of […]