ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Up 10% M/M, 60% Y/Y, and 43% YTD in May

ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Up 10% M/M, 60% Y/Y, and 43% YTD in May US and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first five months of 2019 gained 43% year-to-date, according to a recent quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by ACT Research. Year-to-date sales [...]

ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Up 10% M/M, 60% Y/Y, and 43% YTD in May2019-07-29T15:38:00-04:00

ACT Research: Class 8 Market on Cusp of Significant Correction

ACT Research: Class 8 Market on Cusp of Significant Correction According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, the Class 8 market is on the cusp of a significant correction. At the same time, the medium duty market continued to confound in May, with forward-looking indicators deteriorating and concurrent data suggesting moderate growth.

ACT Research: Class 8 Market on Cusp of Significant Correction2019-07-29T16:01:29-04:00

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Rose 2% M/M and 10% YTD, While Unit Sales Fell 10% M/M and 18% YTD

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Rose 2% M/M and 10% YTD, While Unit Sales Fell 10% M/M and 18% YTD The average price of total used Class 8 trucks in June was virtually flat, gaining just 2% month-over-month. Longer term, prices were up 10% year-to-date and 6% higher compared to June of 2018, according to [...]

ACT Research: Used Truck Prices Rose 2% M/M and 10% YTD, While Unit Sales Fell 10% M/M and 18% YTD2019-07-26T15:21:45-04:00

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Continued to Drop in June, Down 70% Y/Y & 43% YTD

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Continued to Drop in June, Down 70% Y/Y & 43% YTD New US trailer orders of 11.3k were down 27% month-over-month, but after accounting for cancellations, net orders slid to 6k units, down 42% from May. Year-to-date net orders are 43% below last year, according to this month’s issue [...]

ACT Research: U.S. Trailer Net Orders Continued to Drop in June, Down 70% Y/Y & 43% YTD2019-07-26T15:27:55-04:00

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Weak Q2 Finish

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Weak Q2 Finish The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, June data, showed nearly across-the-board declines, with capacity again the lone exception. The Volume Index dropped further into negative territory, falling to 43.2 (SA) in June, from 46.7 in May. The June Pricing Index, at 43.8 (SA), recovered a [...]

ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Weak Q2 Finish2019-07-19T11:26:33-04:00

ACT Research: Industry Currently Astride Class 8 Demand Inflection

ACT Research: Industry Currently Astride Class 8 Demand Inflection According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, June’s Class 8 order broke the string of falling order volumes, with the opening of 2020 order books, garnering a 19% rebound. While better orders slowed the rapid backlog decline, the situation is [...]

ACT Research: Industry Currently Astride Class 8 Demand Inflection2019-07-18T08:24:33-04:00

ACT Research: June 2019 Trailer Industry Preliminary Net Orders down 41% from May and 69% Below Last Year; Volume of 6,200 Units Lowest in Almost 10 Years

ACT Research: June 2019 Trailer Industry Preliminary Net Orders down 41% from May and 69% Below Last Year; Volume of 6,200 Units Lowest in Almost 10 Years ACT’s preliminary estimate for June 2019 net trailer orders is 6,200 units. Final volume will be available later this month. This preliminary market estimate should be within +/- [...]

ACT Research: June 2019 Trailer Industry Preliminary Net Orders down 41% from May and 69% Below Last Year; Volume of 6,200 Units Lowest in Almost 10 Years2019-07-17T08:45:03-04:00

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD for Third Consecutive Month

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD for Third Consecutive Month Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 8% month-over-month in June, the third 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. [...]

ACT Research: Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD for Third Consecutive Month2019-07-15T16:34:31-04:00

ACT Research July Freight Forecast: Freight Recession is Here, but Evidence Emerges to Support an Eventual Spot Upturn

ACT Research July Freight Forecast: Freight Recession is Here, but Evidence Emerges to Support an Eventual Spot Upturn ACT Research released the July installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK covering the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors.

ACT Research July Freight Forecast: Freight Recession is Here, but Evidence Emerges to Support an Eventual Spot Upturn2019-07-12T12:16:50-04:00

ACT Research: Current Class 8 Market Activity Rapidly Approaching Precipice

ACT Research: Current Class 8 Market Activity Rapidly Approaching Precipice According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, current Class 8 build rates may suggest upside to the 2019 forecast, but large new inventories and deteriorating freight and rate conditions suggest erring on the side of caution remains the [...]

ACT Research: Current Class 8 Market Activity Rapidly Approaching Precipice2019-07-11T14:12:54-04:00