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Freight demand softens, second half of 2019 a ‘wild card’

ACT says slow freight, fast tractor sales pressuring rate outlook

April Class 8 orders down sharply year-over-year, data show

Warehouse Hiring Surges on Rising E-Commerce Demand

Warehouse Hiring Surges on Rising E-Commerce Demand

ACT: NA Class 8 Orders Dip from March to April, Hit 31-Month Low

ACT: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Sales Down 12% YTD

U.S. Trailer Orders Drop 48% Y/Y in March, 36% YTD

ACT Research data indicates stagnating freight growth

Economy continues to cool, but danger of full freight recession dims, ACT says

Rush’s Aftermarket Gains Lift 1Q Results

ACT Research: Strength in commercial vehicle industry varies by sector

Weekly Freight Market Update: Quarter End Scramble

Schneider says it will use its assets to enhance middle mile capabilities

Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Jump 25% M/M in March

Truck drivers see orders, miles fall in most recent U.S. stoppage flag

Caminhoneiros dos EUA veem queda das cargas em sinal de desaceleração econômica


March Trailer Orders Fall

ACT Research: Freight Recession Possible, Rate Recession Likely

Bibby Financial study reveals predictive maintenance concerns

Q1 Truck Orders Plunge as Industry Works Down Backlog

Strong start to the stock market in April – third day in a row

Orders for new Class 8 trucks dip below 16,000

ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Drop Significantly in March Y/Y

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Rose 2% M/M in February; Sales Fell 7%

Chinese CV Truck Market Softening Amid Environmental Concerns

China’s CV Truck Market Softening, Bus Markets Flat

ACT Research: Trailer Orders Drop in February, Down 29% Y/Y

ACT: U.S. Trailer Orders Continued to Drop in February, Down 29% Y/Y

Trailer orders down 9 percent from January, ACT says

Current Class 8 Orders See Big Backlogs

Truck Trailer Orders Down Again In February, But Analysts Predict Another Record Year

ACT Research Says Commercial Vehicle Industry is Solid

NA Class 8 Orders Rebound Modestly from January to February

Global freight carriers, shippers remain positive on 2019; trucking industry faces possible rate recession

Trucking Conditions Worsen In January And Predicted To Be “High Point” For 2019

Class 8 truck orders quiet in February

GAO: Federal agencies should take additional steps to prepare for potential workforce effects of self-driving trucks


Oil, Gas Companies Aim to Curb Truck Order Backlog

ACT, FTR report 5 percent monthly increase in Class 8 orders

J.D. Power says new truck boom cycle almost certainly in rear-view mirror

Class 8 engine production expected to continue growth trend

ACT Research Predicts Continued Class 8 Production Growth in 2019

Trailer orders softening, but not for lack of demand

ACT Research Says Class 8 Production to Grow in 2019

Trailer Orders Are Down but Demand Isn’t to Blame

Huge Backlog Slows Trailer Orders to Start 2019

ACT: Industry books 25,800 net trailer orders in January

Truck Recalls Exceed Sales, Year In And Year Out

ACT Research: Freight rates and trucker profits pressured In 2019

ACT Research Suggests Caution for U.S. Economy, Commercial Vehicle Industry

Rush Enterprises, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2018 Results and Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

What Electric Vehicle Adopters Can Learn from Natural Gas Fleets

Class 8 Truck Orders Get Off to Slow Start in 2019

Class 8 Heavy Truck Orders Crash 68% in January

North American Class 8 Heavy Truck Orders Collapse 68% in January

Nightly Business Report – February 4, 2019

Follow the links to the transcript of the Night Business Report story which featured Kenny Vieth of ACT Research discussing the state of the commercial vehicle marketing and the cycle of demand.