ACT Research

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March 19, 2015

Truck Orders Robust Despite Hitting 5-Month Low

February truck order volume hit a five-month low but still maintained a high level, according to ACT Research. The Class 8 segment posted the ninth consecutive month of more than 28,000 units ordered.

March 2, 2015

Used Class 8 Truck Sales Fall 12% in January

Used Class 8 truck sales fell to 2,239 units in January - a 12% decline from December and a 3% decline year-over-year, according to a report from ACT Research.

February 26, 2015

Trailer Order Backlog Near 20-Year Highs

ACT Research's latest report on trailer order numbers show a strong January, despite a drop from December.

February 23, 2015

Truck Orders Show Continued Strength in January

Class 8 truck orders orders were booked above a 400,000-unit seasonal rate in January for the fourth month in a row, according to ACT Research.

February 4, 2015

Class 8 Orders Strong But Fall Below December Numbers

Class 8 truck orders remained strong in January, with preliminary numbers coming in at around 35,000 units – an increase from January 2014 but falling below 40,000 units for the first time in three months.

January 27, 2015

Shortage in Desirable Used Trucks Drives Up Prices

While demand for used trucks is high, the supply is not keeping up, causing a decline in used truck sales from traditional retailers, but an increase in sales overall.

January 22, 2015

Truck Orders up More Than 40 Percent Year over Year

Class 8 truck orders in 2014 were up 42% over 2013, with 380,200 net orders being placed last year, according to data from ACT Research. Class 5-7 truck orders also performed well, selling 223,250 units.

January 7, 2015

Class 5-8 Orders Averaged 50,000 per Month Last Year

Demand for commercial vehicles remained healthy in December, as 65,700 total heavy- and medium-duty trucks were ordered, according to the latest projections from ACT Research.

December 29, 2014

Demand For Class 8 Trucks Strong in November

ACT Research found that demand for Class 8 trucks remained high in November with 40,925 units ordered. It was the fifth best month since the research company began collecting data in the 1980s.

December 19, 2014

Trailer Orders Continue Hot Streak in November

Over 36,000 trailers were ordered in November, representing the 4th most orders of all time, according to ACT Research. Trailer orders were up 43% over last year.

December 5, 2014

November Class 5-7 Orders Fall Sharply

Net orders for Class 5-7 trucks in November fell 4 percent compared to October net orders, according to ACT Research.

December 3, 2014

Truck Orders Remain Strong in November

Commercial truck orders remained strong in North America in November, according to reports from two leading industry research firms, with Class 8 orders racking up the fifth-best month of all time.

November 26, 2014

Used Class 8 Sales Flat in October

Sales of used Class 8 trucks were essentially flat in October, rising by only 1% over the previous month according to an ACT Research report.

November 26, 2014

Used Class 6-7 Sales Slide After Mileage Spike

An increase in average odometer mileage has pushed used classes 6-7 truck prices lower this year compared to last year to date as prices and volume have fallen from 2013 levels that marked a post-recession high-water mark.

November 25, 2014

ACT Reports Trailer Orders at All-Time High in October

Trailer orders in October were up more than 90 percent year over year, according to ACT Research.

November 11, 2014

Natural Gas Expected To Grow Despite Diesel Price Drop

Looking at the most likely adoption curve, ACT believes Class 8 penetration is expected to total 23% of the units sold in 2025.

November 5, 2014

Daimler Trucks Sets Record for Order Intake

Daimler Trucks North America announced that October was the company’s best month for orders of Class 6-8 trucks with 31,304 units ordered in NAFTA and export markets.

October 24, 2014

Trailer Orders 'Continue to Amaze'

New trailer orders for September were up 81% over the same time a year ago, according to the latest figures from ACT Research Co.

October 3, 2014

Healthy Demand Overall for Trucks in September

Demand for commercial vehicle sales in September was up 21% from a year ago according to the latest report from ACT Research.

September 30, 2014

Used Class 8 Sales Slow Down in August

Sales for used Class 8 trucks fell by 10% in August compared with the previous month and 6% compared to last year according to a report by ACT Research.

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