ACT Research: Economy Strong, but Growth Moderating – Mixed Signals for CV Industry

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that the overall economic picture remains largely unchanged, with growth moderating in 2019 from last year’s vigorous pace. While slower growth is expected, the danger signals that were flashing at the start of the year have largely moderated, no longer signaling imminent danger. [...]

ACT Research: Economy Strong, but Growth Moderating – Mixed Signals for CV Industry2019-05-10T14:07:11-04:00

ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Dipped Slightly from March to April, Hitting a 31-Month Low

Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data show the industry booked 14,800 units in April, dropping a moderate 6.2% from March, but down 57% from year-ago April. Note that these numbers are preliminary. Complete industry data for April, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-May.

ACT Research: NA Class 8 Orders Dipped Slightly from March to April, Hitting a 31-Month Low2019-05-10T14:08:27-04:00

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Fell 5% M/M, but Rose 10% YTD

The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in March was down 5% month-over-month, but remained 10% higher year-to-date, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. The report also indicated used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes rose 25% m/m, but [...]

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Fell 5% M/M, but Rose 10% YTD2019-05-10T14:08:57-04:00

ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Up 44% M/M, but Down 12% YTD in February

April 30, 2019 Source: HubSpot Blog Import

ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Up 44% M/M, but Down 12% YTD in February2019-05-10T14:09:56-04:00

ACT Research: China’s CV Truck Market Softening; Bus Markets Flat, Supported by Demand for New Energy Units Amid Environmental Concerns

While not impacting each commercial vehicle segment every year, structural changes within China’s CV market are expected to exert downward pressure through 2022, according to the most recent China Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, jointly published quarterly by ACT and China’s State Information Center (SIC). The OUTLOOK includes an overview of the China economy and a review [...]

ACT Research: China’s CV Truck Market Softening; Bus Markets Flat, Supported by Demand for New Energy Units Amid Environmental Concerns2019-05-10T14:10:28-04:00

ACT Research: Current Class 8 Story Is Big Backlogs, Slowing Orders

In the release of its Commercial Vehicle Dealer Digest, ACT Research noted that recently softer Class 8 orders are attributed to backlogs that are still out about 10 months: Many of the orders normally booked in the year’s first quarter were actually placed in the rush to get into the queue in the second half [...]

ACT Research: Current Class 8 Story Is Big Backlogs, Slowing Orders2019-05-03T09:32:18-04:00

ACT Research: February Trailer Industry Net Order Volume 23,800 Units, Down 9% Month-over-Month and Off 29% From Last Year

ACT’s preliminary estimate for February 2019 net trailer orders is 23,800 units. Final volume will be available later this month. Our methodology allows us to generate a preliminary estimate of the market that should be within +/- 3% of the final order tally. Source: HubSpot Blog Import

ACT Research: February Trailer Industry Net Order Volume 23,800 Units, Down 9% Month-over-Month and Off 29% From Last Year2019-05-03T09:33:05-04:00

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Industry Solid; US Economy Slowing, But Still Positive

According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, conditions in the Class 8 market are solid, benefitting from momentum generated in 2018 that should carry the market to peaks that are likely to take the industry to its highest non-prebuy levels ever. The Classes 5-7 market started 2019 with mixed results at high levels. Source: [...]

ACT Research: Commercial Vehicle Industry Solid; US Economy Slowing, But Still Positive2019-03-19T15:00:52-04:00

ACT Research: CV Data Currently Indicating Demand Strength And Stagnating Freight Growth

According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, “’Almost exactly as expected’ would be a reasonable phrase for February’s crop of heavy truck data, particularly given well-behaved cancellations, steady build rates, and an order-to-build imbalance that is keeping backlogs falling from high levels.” Source: HubSpot Blog Import

ACT Research: CV Data Currently Indicating Demand Strength And Stagnating Freight Growth2019-03-19T11:11:44-04:00